Josh McClallen begins his eleventh season as a Railer assistant and his tenth as the head freshman coach. Coach McClallen has the ultimate job of developing our young players into future varsity contributors and adjusting them to the demands of high school basketball. Josh played four years of college basketball and graduated from Lincoln College and MacMurray College in 1998 and 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree. McClallen also served as a graduate assistant at MacMurray. Last year Coach McClallen’s freshmen posted an impressive 21-4 record. They finished second in the Taylorville Freshman Tournament, second in the Lincoln Freshman Tournament, and they won the Apollo Freshman Conference Tournament. Currently, Josh works in Springfield as a Disability Claims Adjudicator for the State of Illinois. He and his wife Becky and their five-year-old son Grady reside in Mason City.