(Chadron-KCSR)- The Chadron School board acknowledged the hiring of Jonn McLain as head girls basketball coach on Monday evening.
McLain, a former standout at Chadron High School, and now a member of the Chadron State football team, will make his head coaching debut this winter when the 2014-15 hoops season arrives.
As a player at Chadron High, McLain helped lead the Cardinals to a pair of Class C-1 Runner-up finishes in 2006 and 2008, and a third place finish in 2007.
As an assistant coach last fall, while student teaching in Newcastle, Wyoming, McLain helped former Chadron Cardinal and now Newcastle girls head basketball coach Tyler Bartlett lead the Dogies to a state semi-final birth.
McLain will inherit a team that is coming off of three consecutive state tournament appearances.