Ron Randleman

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Ron Randleman
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1941-12-17) December 17, 1941 (age 76)
Carlisle, Iowa
Playing career
1961–1963 William Penn
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1964–1966 Twin Cedars HS
1967–1968 William Penn (OC)
1969–1975 William Penn
1976–1981 Pittsburg State
1982–2004 Sam Houston State
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1982–1990 Sam Houston State
Head coaching record
Overall 218–167–6
Bowls 2–1
Tournaments 0–1 (NAIA D-II playoffs)
1–1 (NAIA D-II playoffs)
3–4 (NCAA D-I-AA playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 IIAC (1972, 1975)
2 CSIC (1979, 1981)
2 Gulf Star (1985–1986)
3 Southland (1991, 2001, 2004)
Awards
  • 1970 NAIA District 15 Coach of the Year
  • 1974 NAIA District 15 Coach of the Year
  • 1975 NAIA District 15 Coach of the Year
  • 1975 Iowa Conference Coach of the Year
  • 1978 Central States Conference Coach of the Year
  • 1981 NAIA District 10 Coach of the Year
  • 1981 Central States Conference Coach of the Year
  • 1981 Kodak District 6 College Coach of the Year
  • 1981 NAIA National Division I Coach of the Year
  • 1985 Gulf Star Conference Coach of the Year
  • 1986 Gulf Star Conference Coach of the Year
  • 1991 Southland Conference Coach of the Year
  • 2001 Southland Conference Coach of the Year

Ron Randleman (born December 17, 1941) is a former American football coach. He served as head coach at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas from 1982 to 2004. Randleman retired after the 2004 season as the winningest head coach in the history of the Sam Houston State Bearkats football program.

A native of Carlisle, Iowa, Randleman quarterbacked at William Penn College, where he graduated in 1964. After a short stint as head coach at Twin Cedars High School in Bussey, Iowa, Randleman returned to his alma mater as offensive coordinator. In 1969, he was promoted to head coach. He left the school after seven seasons with an overall record of 51–17–1, to coach at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.

At Pittsburg State, Randleman turned the football program around, compiling a 36–25–2 record in six seasons. He directed the Gorillas to three Central States Conference championships and a trip to the NAIA national finals in 1981. He received coach of the year honors from his conference and his NAIA district three times. In 1981, he was named NAIA National Coach of the Year and NAIA District Six Coach of the Year. On February 5, 1982, Randleman left Pittsburg State to take over at Sam Houston State.

At the time Randleman arrived, the Sam Houston State had gone 25–67 in their last eight seasons. Randleman compiled a 131–125–3 record at Sam Houston State, while winning Conference Coach of the Year honors four times.

In 2006, the university named its 11,000-square-foot (1,000 m2) strength and fitness center in honor of Randleman.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
William Penn Statesmen (Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1969–1975)
1969 William Penn 6–3
1970 William Penn 6–3
1971 William Penn 6–3
1972 William Penn 9–1 T–1st W Boot Hill Bowl
1973 William Penn 6–4
1974 William Penn 8–2–1
1975 William Penn 10–1 1st L NAIA Division II Semifinal
William Penn: 51–17–1
Pittsburg State Gorillas (Central States Intercollegiate Conference) (1976–1981)
1976 Pittsburg State 3–5–1 1–4
1977 Pittsburg State 1–8–1 1–5–1
1978 Pittsburg State 7–3 6–1
1979 Pittsburg State 8–3 6–1 T–1st W Boot Hill Bowl
1980 Pittsburg State 7–4 4–2 L Moila Shrine Classic
1981 Pittsburg State 10–2 7–1 1st L NAIA Division I Championship
Pittsburg State: 36–25–2 25–14–1
Sam Houston State Bearkats (Lone Star Conference) (1982–1983)
1982 Sam Houston State 3–8 1–5 8th
1983 Sam Houston State 4–7 1–6 7th
Sam Houston State Bearkats (Gulf Star Conference) (1984–1986)
1984 Sam Houston State 8–3 3–2 2nd
1985 Sam Houston State 8–3 4–1 1st
1986 Sam Houston State 9–3 3–1 1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
Sam Houston State Bearkats (Southland Conference) (1987–2004)
1987 Sam Houston State 8–3 5–1 T–2nd
1988 Sam Houston State 3–8 0–6 7th
1989 Sam Houston State 3–8 2–4 T–5th
1990 Sam Houston State 4–7 3–3 T–3rd
1991 Sam Houston State 8–3–1 5–2 T–1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
1992 Sam Houston State 6–3–2 3–2–2 3rd
1993 Sam Houston State 4–7 2–5 T–5th
1994 Sam Houston State 6–5 1–5 T–5th
1995 Sam Houston State 5–5 2–3 T–3rd
1996 Sam Houston State 4–7 3–3 T–3rd
1997 Sam Houston State 5–6 3–4 T–4th
1998 Sam Houston State 3–8 1–6 8th
1999 Sam Houston State 6–5 4–3 4th
2000 Sam Houston State 7–4 4–3 4th
2001 Sam Houston State 10–3 5–1 T–1st L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal
2002 Sam Houston State 4–7 2–4 T–5th
2003 Sam Houston State 2–9 1–4 4th
2004 Sam Houston State 11–3 4–1 T–1st L NCAA Division I-AA Semifinal
Sam Houston State: 131–125–3 62–75–2
Total: 218–167–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

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