Sports Legend

Ian Margerum, Class of 2005

Ian was a dedicated athlete, earning 8 varsity letters for the purple and white, competing in football, basketball, and track & field. Already showing his athletic ability as an 8th grader, Ian started at defensive end on the junior varsity. The following four years, he was a fixture on the gridiron, with the last 3 years as a two-way starter along the offensive and defensive line.

In his senior year, Ian was named to the All-WNY team as an offensive lineman, while being named Defensive Player of the Year for Class A-South. Other football accolades achieved during his career: Two-time 1st team All-ECIC, 2004 Trench Trophy finalist- awarded for the top WNY lineman. Ian competed in the WNY annual Lion’s Club All-Star football game, and was invited to play in the 2005 Governor’s Bowl in the NY vs. NJ football classic. Ian, however, was not a one sport athlete at Hamburg, as a sophomore, he began a three-year varsity run with the basketball team. Margerum made All-ECIC-2nd team honors and in 2004 earned a roster spot on Western Region Bronze Medal winning Empire State basketball team. In the spring of 2003, Ian earned a varsity letter throwing shot put and discus. He went to Robert Morris University on a football scholarship, where he was a three-year starter on the offensive line playing both guard and tackle. One of Ian’s favorite football memories while at Hamburg, was beating Lake Shore to claim 1st division title in 10 years on Senior Day. In 2010, Ian returned to his Alma Mater, joining the football coaching staff as an assistant JV coach, where he enjoyed mentoring the young athletes.

Currently, Ian lives in South Buffalo and works as a sales representative for Wright Beverage Distributing. He hopes to one day get back into coaching and give back once again to the sport that provide him so much opportunity.