Yeoman Football Changes Hands

Oberlin College hired new head football coach Jeff Ramsey in January, following the December resignation of five-year coach Pete Peterson.

Ramsey spent two years as assistant coach at Sonoma State University and three years coaching wide receivers and tight ends at the University of Nevada-Reno. Ramsey began his coaching career as an assistant coach at the University of California-Davis, and a spent a combined three years at the University of Illinois and Marietta College.

"Jeff has an effective plan for both recruiting and coaching, and we were impressed with his ability to teach the game of football," said Oberlin Athletic Director Mike Muska. "The energy and professionalism that he conveys will revitalize the College's commitment to the football program."

Former coach Peterson departed from Oberlin following a trying five-year tenure that produced one winning game of the last 50. The Yeoman's 1997 victory over Thiel broke a four-year losing streak, but the team posted a 0-10 record in 1998.