Bill Merna, 2009
Ogdensburg Free Academy, Section 10
Coach Bill Merna has a 574-259 record in thirty-seven years of high school coaching. He led Ogdensburg Free Academy to 16 Section 10 crowns and 8 overall Section 10 titles. They made four trips to the State Final Four and played in one Championship game. He has been named Coach of the Year many times. He started the Section 10 Boys All Northern Academic Awards. He has been a BCANY Board member for over 25 years. He served as BCANY Scholarship Chair for over 20 years and served as Section 10 Boys Basketball Chair. He has worked numerous camps including 37 years at SUNY Potsdam where he played collegiately. In high school he captained the undefeated '65-'66 team at ND of Utica.