He was the head coach of Ball State's football team from 1971-1977. He won a MAC championship in 1976 and was named the MAC Coach of the Year in 1975.
He graduated from Upper Sandusky High School in 1956.
He was a quarterback and safety at Bowling Green.
He was born in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
Pro Bowl center Mike Webster left Wisconsin for the NFL just before McClain joined as head coach.