Over the last few months, the Mankato Loyola athletics department has been working with St. Clair to reach a cooperative agreement.
The schools announced Thursday that the Cyclones and Crusaders will combine for both softball and football.
St. Clair math teacher Brandon Greiner will take over as head softball coach and current Cyclone head football coach Dustin Bosshart will continue to lead the St. Clair/Loyola football team.
This past season the Crusaders played nine-man football during the regular season due to low numbers in the program.