What was appealing to Ramsey to come to Shelbyville and coach, after he retired from full-time teaching?
“More than anything, there are good kids here,” Ramsey said. “There are coachable kids here. They are willing to work. That’s what you look for. If they are fun to work with and they give you everything they got, that’s what makes it enjoyable. I like the kids. They are smart athletes, willing to put it on the line. These kids won’t lay down.”
Ramsey will still live in Moweaqua, as his wife works in Decatur. However, he will be in the school building this fall, doing some part-time teaching. After retiring from full-time teaching, Ramsey was looking at a new career. He was contacted by Shelbyville to coach football.
“This was a way to do what I like to do, coach,” Ramsey said. “This has been my lifestyle for 34 years.”
Ramsey’s coaching staff includes some familiar and some new faces. Ramsey will be the offensive coordinator. Bill Duckett and Greg Harkins will coach freshmen as well as be position coaches on the varsity. Brad Hilbert wioll be back to coach the line and be a co-defensive coordinator with Paul Workman, who will be a secondary coach.
Mike Allen will be an offensive line coach. He was an assistant for seven years under Ramsey at Central A&M. Allen played offensive guard at Washington University in St. Louis. Brent Weakly will be the inside linebacker and running back coach, as well as be the JV coach.
Summer Training Schedule
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays: Weights
Saturday, June 22: 7 on 7 at Arcola, 10 a.m.
Thursday, July 11: 7 on 7 at Pana
Saturday, July 13: 7 on 7 at Central A&M
Wednesday, Thursday, July 24-25: Camp
Friday, July 26: 7 on 7 at Clinton
Monday-Wednesday, July 29-31: Camp
Wednesday, August 14: 1st Day of Practice