First, the board voted to unanimously name Andy Zuk the new football coach, along with four new assistant coaches.
It also voted unanimously to make a five-year commitment to remain a member of the Sandusky Bay Conference after exploring other options.
Zuk was the defensive coordinator at Western Reserve last season under head coach Mike Stoll.
Prior to Western Reserve, Zuk was an assistant at Bellevue under longtime coach Ed Nasonti.
More than 40 applicants were accepted, and seven candidates interviewed for the position according to Margaretta athletic director Ryan Bohn.
“We were very impressed with the pool of candidates that we interviewed, but Coach Zuk rose to the top of the committee’s list,” Bohn said.
Zuk will be assisted by Steve Hofacker, Steve Gravenhorst, Luke Weyer and Kevin Wise.
Bohn also discussed the school’s decision to make a lengthy commitment to the SBC after months of speculation the Polar Bears would look to leave the conference as enrollment numbers and competitive teams continued to dwindle in recent years.
On Feb. 1, SMCC announced it was forming the Sandusky River League along with Fremont St. Joseph, Tiffin Calvert, Lakota, Old Fort and New Riegel.
Margaretta looked into the option of also joining the SRL, but the lack of a six-team football conference was a big factor in the decision to not seriously explore a move.
Read more in Tuesday's Sandusky Register.