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Bryanne Callahan 

Coach

Playing Career 
Lewis University: A Honorable Mention All-Great Lakes Valley Conference performer as a junior, Callahan sits 23rd in school history with 1,015 career points scored, is seventh in free-throw percentage (.793) and is 12th in rebounds with 587. 

High School: Lettered four years at Seneca ... finished her career No. 3 on the schools career scoring list (1,272 points), career rebounds list (757) and career steals list (252) ... as a senior, was Illinois Basketball Coaches Association all-state first team, Associated Press all-state first team, Champaign News-Gazette all-state first team, seventh runner-up for Illinois Miss Basketball, Joliet Herald News all-area first team, Ottawa Daily Times Player of the Year and first team, all-conference, IBCA all-state tournament first team, Ottawa all-tournament team and Outstanding Defensive Player, Joliet Herald News Player of the Week, and team captain ... averaged 15.7 points and 7.0 rebounds per game and shot 78 percent from the free throw line ... helped lead Seneca to the state tournament, a 26-1 record, the conference championship (14-0) and the Ottawa tournament title ... as a junior, was IBCA all-state first team, Associated Press and Champaign News-Gazette all-state honorable mention, Joliet Herald News and Ottawa Daily Times all-area first team, all-state tournament honorable mention, all-conference, Ottawa all-tournament first team, Ottawa Daily Times Player of the Week, and team captain ... averaged 15.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game ... helped lead Seneca to the state tournament, a 27-1 record, the league championship (14-0) and the Ottawa tournament title ... as a sophomore, was all-conference, Prairie Central all-tournament first team and Ottawa Daily Times Player of the Week ... averaged 13.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game that year, as Seneca won the conference title and Prairie Central tournament ... averaged 11.0 points and 6.0 rebounds as a freshman to help lead the team to conference and regional crowns ...

About
Lives & teaches in Ottawa, IL with 3 kids (Ashlynn, Emery & Wyatt) - Loves being outdoors and time with family & friends! 

Conlan Callahan

Coach

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.


About

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.


Brennan Callahan

Coach

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.

Life

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

Dakota Jones

Coach

Playing Career
Coach Jones played one year for Illinois Ambush and one year for Yorkville High School. He also placed second in state for the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition.

Coaching Career
Dakota has been coaching for 4 years with Illinois Ambush. He coached 1 season at the 13U level and 2 seasons at the 14U level as well as helping at various camps. Dakota has also been a volunteer assistant coach for Seneca Grade School and assisted for the Special Olympics basketball programs. He most recently worked for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a Camp Basketball Coach.

Life
Dakota is from Yorkville, Illinois and has lived in Seneca, Illinois, as well as Honolulu, Hawai'i. He is the youngest of 3 brothers. Dakota played almost any sport you can think of in his life but basketball stood out as his favorite. He is currently a sophomore at Waubonsee Community College and attended his freshman year at Hawai'i Pacific University. He is working towards a Music Education degree and hopes to go on to teach choir and coach basketball at the collegiate level.