Roger Merb enters his 25th season as the head golf coach in the 2012-13 academic year. In addition to his Hall of Fame status at Shawnee State, Merb was also honored as a member of the Portsmouth High School Hall of Fame. He has also been inducted into two other Hall of Fame classes. In the spring of 1989, Merb began Shawnee State's golf program and has been the coach ever since. One of his most memorable seasons on record came during 1997 when the Bears won the Mid-Ohio Conference Championship. He was named MOC Coach of the Year during that season. That team went on to place 11th at the NAIA Championships. He was inducted into the Shawnee State Hall of Fame in 2004.