Charles Ramsey (basketball)

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Charles Ramsey
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Biographical details
Born (1961-03-25) March 25, 1961 (age 56)
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Playing career
1979–1981 Fisk
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1990–1993 Eastern Michigan (asst.)
1993–1994 Tennessee State (asst.)
1994–1996 Drake (asst.)
1996–2001 California (asst.)
2001–2005 Michigan (asst.)
2005–2011 Eastern Michigan
Head coaching record
Overall 68-118 (.366)

Charles Edward Ramsey (born March 25, 1961) is an American athlete and college basketball coach. He is the former head men's basketball coach at Eastern Michigan University.

Early life[edit]

Ramsey was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan and graduated from Ypsilanti High School in 1979, where he played on the baseball, basketball and football teams.[1] He played collegiately for Fisk University from 1979 to 1981, and was named All-American.[2] In 1992, Ramsey graduated from Eastern Michigan University.[3]

Career[edit]

He has been an assistant basketball coach at the University of California,[4] Drake University, Tennessee State and the University of Michigan.[5]

He accepted the head coaching position at his alma mater, Eastern Michigan, in 2005.[6] He served as head coach until 2011.[7] Ramsey's 68 career wins (after the 2011 season) put him 5th on the all-time career win list for EMU coaches. Ben Braun tops the list with 185 wins followed by Elton Rynearson with 160.[citation needed]

Ramsey was inducted into the Ypsilanti High School Hall of Fame in 2008,[8] and is a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches.[9]

Family life[edit]

Ramsey and his wife Allison have two sons, Charles and Chandler. They live in Ypsilanti.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall


Eastern Michigan (Mid-American Conference) (2005–present)
2005–06 Eastern Michigan 7–21 3–15 5th (West)
2006–07 Eastern Michigan 13–19 6–10 4th (West)
2007–08 Eastern Michigan 14–17 8–8 T–2nd (West)
2008–09 Eastern Michigan 8–24 6–10 4th (West)
2009–10 Eastern Michigan 17–15 8–8 T–2nd (West)
2010–11 Eastern Michigan 9–22 5–11 T–4th (West)
Total: 68–118

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ypsilanti Public Schools Hall of Fame Inductees". Ypsilanti High School. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Charles E. Ramsey". The Official Site Of The Michigan Eagles. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Charles Ramsey 'at peace' with Eastern Michigan's decision to fire him". The Ann Arbor News. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Charles Ramsey". Cal Bears Men's Basketball. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Eastern Michigan fires basketball coach Charles Ramsey". The Ann Arbor News. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Charles E. Ramsey". The Official Site Of The Michigan Eagles. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Charles Ramsey 'at peace' with Eastern Michigan's decision to fire him". The Ann Arbor News. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Ypsilanti Public Schools Hall of Fame Inductees". Ypsilanti High School. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Charles Ramsey". Cal Bears Men's Basketball. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 

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