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Ted Mergler Resigns as Head Coach of Northmont Girls Soccer

The Northmont Girls Soccer program will have a new face at the head of the program in 2021.  Coach Ted Mergler has resigned as head coach of the Northmont Girls Soccer program.  Coach Mergler is a Northmont graduate, class of ’97.  Ted graduated from Wright State University in 2001.  Ted received his Master’s in Education from the University of Dayton in 2013.  He has taught third grade for 17 years, 6 at Englewood Hills Elementary, one year at Phillipsburg Elementary, and the past 10 years teaching 3rd grade at Union Elementary.  Coach Mergler has coached 12 seasons in boys’ soccer, 9 with Northmont.  Ted recently finished up his 9th season as head coach of the women’s program.  Ted was the 2013 Coach of the Year in the GWOC Central Division and 2015 Miami Valley North Coach of the Year.  Ted and wife Kristin have three daughters, Libbi, Mia and Sadie, and son Grant.

Ted is very involved with the youth soccer programs in the Northmont community and will continue to grow soccer for Thunderbolts of all ages.  The Northmont Athletic Department would like to thank Coach Mergler for his involvement and dedication to Northmont Soccer.

Coach Mergler shared the following sentiments regarding his time as Head Coach of the Northmont Girls Soccer program.

Northmont Community,

I just want to say “Thank you to my soccer community for your support over the last twenty years of my coaching career.  We have shared many memories of highs and heartbreaks.  No matter if we were on our journey to conference championships or years of struggles, I had many moments that I will never forget. I will still continue my part in developing our youth for the Gunners Futbol Club and hope to return one day to High School coaching in the future.  My four children keep me plenty busy, coaching two of them and watching the other two compete for their own teams.  I want to thank the many coaches I have coached side by side or across the field from.  Through coaching, I have found many new friends for life.  I wish all the current players the best of luck in what I feel will be a very successful season ahead.  I ask you to live your life with purpose, to look out for your teammates and coaches, have fun, and to find faith.

 

Thank you, Coach Mergler for your hard work and dedication to Northmont Soccer!  #GoBolts