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Adam Reynolds


Playing career

Adam played varsity basketball at Minooka community where he was two time all conference in the southwest prairie and two time all area in both the Joliet and Morris daily herald. Adam led the team in points, rebounds, assists, and three point percentage as a junior, and led again in points and rebounds as a senior. During his senior year, the Indians enjoyed their first 20 win season since 1977.

Following high school, Adam went on to play for Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. Adam started all three seasons he spent with the Eagles. Adam scored 969 points, brought down 568 rebounds, blocked 69 shots, and currently sits 2nd all-time in field goal percentage at .582. Adam was first team all-conference his senior year. During his three year span with the team the Eagles were 72-15, winning three straight conference titles. The Eagles appeared in the national tournament in back to back years and made it to the National championship game in 2016 where they finished the season 31-1.

Coaching Career

Adam is in his third season coaching with the Ambush. He has also been one of the main coaches at our skills camps. This will be Adam’s second year coaching our 14U team.

Adam is also currently an assistant coach at his Alma Mater, Benedictine University.

Eric Adkins


This season, Coach Eric Adkins marks his second year with Illinois Ambush Basketball. A 2011 Seneca High School grad, Adkins played under highly regarded coaches, Doug Evans and Russ Witte. As a three year varsity player, he earned All Area, First Team All Conference, and All State Special Mention honors. Coach Adkins went on to play 4 years at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA where he was a career 40% three point shooter.

Coach Adkins currently resides in Chicago, IL and enjoys spending as much time with family and friends as possible. He has a deep passion for the game of basketball, and the Chicago Cubs. Coach Adkins is available to be reached via phone at 815-584-7707 or email at"

Conlan Callahan


Playing Career

Coach Callahan was a four year varsity starter for Seneca High School. He was apart of the very first Illinois Ambush team and played three summers with the AAU team. He was a two time Conference Champion and two time Regional Champion. Conlan finished 6th all-time in scoring at SHS with 1,256 points. Conlan won the Free Throw % award for SHS all four years. He was an All-Conference player two years, All-Area two years, Morris Daily Herald Player of the Year, and 3rd team All-State. Conlan was voted as an Interstate 8 All-Star and a Missouri Valley All-Star. After high school, Conlan earned scholarships to pursue his college degree and play basketball at Lincoln College, Lindenwood-Belleville University, and Mount Marty College.  He began at Lincoln College, a Division 2 Junior College located in Lincoln, Illinois. He started eight games his freshman year, and sophomore year, started every game and was a 2nd Team All-Conference selection. He also earned the coaches award, and led the team in scoring free throw % and 3pt % at 43%. He transferred to Lindenwood-Belleville University located in Belleville, IL, a Division 1 NAIA where he started 7 games and made 1st Team All Champions of Character for his conference. He finished up his career at Mount Marty College, a Division 2 NAIA school located in Yankton, South Dakota where he earned his degree in Recreation Management/Business. He was team captain, finished second on the team in scoring, first in free throw %, also finished with an All-Conference Honorable Mention, and the Lancer Award.


Conlan is from Seneca, Illinois. He is the youngest of eight brothers and sisters. He has been around basketball his whole life and been apart of the Ambush Basketball Academy since he was playing as a young high schooler. He coached an Ambush 15U team for one summer, and has run many camps and lessons in South Dakota, Illinois and Iowa. He played under great coaches such as Garrett Callahan, Brennan Callahan, Russ Witte, Pat Lepper, Tyrone Johnson, Cody Schilling and Dan Tharp. Conlan will be coaching the Freshman Men's Basketball team this upcoming winter at SHS.

Wayne Koontz


1990 Graduate of Tinley Park High School

-1990 Honorable Mention All Conference

-1990 Honorable Mention All Area

91-92 Played for Iowa Wesleyan College

93-94 Played for North Central College

Earlville /Leland  Varsity Girls Basketball Coach for past six years

PE/Health Teacher at Earlville CUSD #9

Brennan Callahan


Playing Career

Earned a scholarship to Lewis University located in Joliet, Illinois where he earned a degree in Business and played basketball all four years and was a Sweet 16 NCAA tournament seed. 

Coaching Career

 AAU- Illinois Ambush, and Sandwich High School Varsity Head Coach for four years. Helped turn the program around into a real contender in the Interstate 8 Conference.


Work - Sales, Family - Wife & 4 kids, Interests/Hobbies - golfing, coaching and basketball

Dakota Jones


1 playing career- Seneca Middle School 6-8th grade, Freshman Basketball at Yorkville, IL Ambush 14U

2 Coaching career- Three Years with ambush 13U two years ago and 14U last and this year, Seneca 8th grade assistant coach for 1 year.

3 Life- Went to Yorkville High School, Attending Hawaii Pacific Univeristy for two years then transferring for a degree in music education.

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