Morgan Cotter has been named football coach at Marysville High School, pending school board approval.

Morgan Cotter has been named football coach at Marysville High School, pending school board approval.

A 1994 Marysville graduate, Cotter had a 38-12 overall record the past five seasons at Fairbanks. In 2007, he guided the Panthers to a Northwest Central Conference title at 7-0 and the Division V, Region 20 playoffs before losing to West Jefferson 34-0 in the first round.

Cotter will be recommended to the school board April 12. He would become the Monarchs' 21st coach and replace Jeff Gafford, who resigned after going 26-25 in five seasons.

The Monarchs finished 6-4 overall and 4-3 in the OCC-Cardinal Division last season.

"Cotter has the experience and knowledge of the game necessary to make MHS football a competitive program, which will be crucial as Marysville transitions into a new and arguably more challenging division this fall," athletics director Joe Bline said.

The Monarchs are moving to the OCC-Central, where they will compete against Central Crossing, Dublin Coffman, Hilliard Davidson, Olentangy Liberty, Thomas Worthington, Upper Arlington and Westland. Liberty also is moving from the OCC-Cardinal.

Cotter competed in football, wrestling and baseball at Marysville, receiving all-state recognition in football and wrestling. In 2011, he was inducted into the school's athletics hall of fame.

Before coaching Fairbanks, he was an assistant for the Monarchs under Rich Weiskircher and the defensive coordinator at North Union.