The final farewell to the "Head Bear," Coach Frank McClellan (1940-2020)

In loving memory of James Franklin "Frank" McClellan

"Head Bear"


Barton School District has been blessed to have such a distinguished, christian man to lead our sports program for  over 30 years. Under McClellan, Barton set state records for consecutive regular-season victories (111), consecutive conference victories (74) and overall consecutive victories (63). Not only did he put Barton Football on the map, he loved the Barton Community and he had a genuine heart for the boys he coached, the students he taught, and the kids he drove home on the bus each day. Farewell Coach, we will miss you.

"Success begins with the fellow's will--Its all in the state of mind."