He spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach at UNI.
Members of the ISU football team volunteered at the Humane Society of Central Illinois Sunday afternoon.
Greg "Moose" McLain begins his second season as a member of the Redbird coaching staff in 2012 and will serve as the team's offensive assistant. In that role, he will assist with the tight ends and wide receivers, while also serving as the academic liaison for the team.
McLain spent the last three years as an assistant coach at Greenbrier High School in Evans, Ga., and worked as the team's offensive coordinator for the last two seasons.
His previous stop was at Samford, where he worked as a football academic coordinator from 2007-08 and monitored academic progress of the football team.
He moved into that position after receiving his master's degree and working as a graduate assistant at Alabama from 2006-07. While working on the Crimson Tide coaching staff, McLain served as a recruiting/operations graduate assistant and was also an assistant NFL liaison/assistant camp director. In December 2006, McLain was an offensive video graduate assistant at Alabama. While he was on staff at Alabama, McLain worked with fellow ISU assistant coach Dan Shula.
Prior to working at his alma mater, McLain served as an assistant football coach at Tuscaloosa Academy from in 2005. At Tuscaloosa Academy, he coached the tight ends and defensive ends, served as an assistant strength coach and assisted with the school's football camp.
McLain joined the coaching staff after he lettered as a fullback and tight end at Alabama from 2002 to 2005, after helping lead the Crimson Tide to two bowl appearances. He graduated from Alabama with his bachelor's degree in general studies in December 2005 and earned his master's degree in sport management from Alabama in May 2007.
He is married to Melissa (Steele) of North Augusta, S.C., and the couple resides in Normal, Ill., with their daughter, Olivia.