Veteran H.S. Hoops Coach Merrell To Retire

By Dean Pantazi

June 18, 2010 Updated May 1, 2008 at 12:25 AM EDT

(Fort Wayne) - Gary Merrell is retiring as boys basketball coach at Blackhawk Christian after six seasons, ending his 35 year coaching career.
Merrell, who plans to spend a lot of next season watching his son Dayton play at Grace College, was 107-65 with six sectional titles, three regional crowns, and one semistate championship.
Over his career, he was 447-337 with stops besides Blackhawk at Carroll of Carroll County, Madison, Seymour, DeKalb, and Heritage.
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