Former Madison Head Coach Takes Over Ontario Basketball Program

ONTARIO, OH – Former Madison Rams varsity basketball coach Tim Mergel will be named the next boy’s varsity basketball coach at Ontario High School pending Ontario Board of Education approval on May 11th. Mergel went 79-129 in nine seasons at the helm of the Rams program. Ontario Athletic Director Jeff Fisher explained what was factors made Mergel stood out during the process. “Tim’s varsity coaching experience, competitive energy, and strong conviction for the success of his basketball athletes were attractive attributes that permeated throughout the hiring process,” said Fisher. “We are excited for Coach Mergel’s opportunity to lead inside the oHS hallways and the O-Rena.”Mergel replaces Hall of Fame coach Joe Balogh who is retiring after an illustrious 36 years (598-227) of teaching and coaching at Ontario High School.