Since 1993, Pam Merna has served as an office assistant for Illinois State Football. During that time, she has worked with four different Redbird head coaches.
Merna and her husband, Mike Merna, live in rural Merna, Ill., about 12 miles east of Normal, Ill. They have two grown children, Keri Williams of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Toby Williams of Forsyth, Ill. They also have a grandson, Aiden Williams, and Merna has a grown step-daughter, Katy Merna, of Glendale Heights, Ill.