Ex-Great Falls CMR basketball coach Mike McLean selected for national hall of fame

FORT SHAW β€” Longtime coach Mike McLean has been selected for induction to the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

The Montana Coaches Association made the announcement Friday via a press release.

McLean was the head boys basketball coach at Great Falls CMR for 24 years beginning in 1994. He guided the Rustlers to a 356-176 record and six state championships (1991-92, 2000-02, 2004).

McLean began his coaching career at Peerless in 1981, serving as basketball and track and field coach for one season. He spent the next 12 years at Chester coaching boys basketball and junior high football, and serving as athletic director for seven years.