Primrose Resident Headed to Purdue Hall of Fame

By | January 3, 2014
Carol Mertler

Carol Mertler

Mansfield, OH, Retirement Communities

Carol Mertler, Primrose resident was honored along with eight others to be inducted into the Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics hall of Fame in September.

A 1955 graduate of Mansfield Senior, Mertler went to Purdue in 1975 as a field hockey coach and assistant athletics director, supervising the development of women’s athletics for the Boilermakers. In 1982 she was promoted to associate athletics director.

Mertler helped stage several Big Ten championship events and the 1987 NCCA Volleyball Championship at market Square Arena in Indianapolis. She left Purdue in 1988 to return home to Mansfield as the director of therapeutic activity services at Richland Hospital.

From there she went to Ashland University as a full time professor and received the Taylor Excellence award in 2000. Before going to Purdue, she worked at Ashland as a volleyball, basketball and softball coach.

The Kent State (1959), Oregon (1962) and Ohio State (1974) graduate retired in 2001. She was inducted into the Ashland University Sports Hall of Fame in 1989.

Carol Lives in a villa at Primrose with her cocker spaniel Gracie for 6 years now.

by Angela Gardner
Life Enrichment Coordinator

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