Northfield, Minn.––Carleton College assistant professor of physical education, athletics and recreation (PEAR) and head football coach Kurt Ramler has announced his resignation to pursue other opportunities.
“I’d like to thank Carleton for the opportunity to oversee the program over the last six years,” Ramler said. “We had some great moments and I believe that the program progressed and we've ‘left it better than we found it,’ so to speak.”
“I would also like to thank the players, parents, and alumni that I’ve had the good fortune to get to know over the years,” he said. “The best part of Carleton and the best part of this program remains the exceptional individuals involved with the team and the institution. I feel fortunate to have met and befriended so many of you. I wish those involved with the program and the institution the best of luck and continued success going forward.”
Ramler, who took over as the College’s 16th head football coach in February 2006, amassed a 22-38 mark (12-36 MIAC) during his tenure. He earned the MIAC’s coach of the year award after leading the Knights to a 7-3 mark in 2008, the team’s best record since 1992. During Ramler’s time on the sidelines, the Knights featured 28 All-MIAC citations, nine all-region selections, two All-America performers, and six pre-season All-Americans.
“The College thanks Kurt for his six years of service, positive impact on our football program and wishes him well in his future endeavors,” Carleton athletic director Gerald Young said.
The College will name an interim head coach in the coming days and undertake a national search for a permanent head coach at the completion of the 2012 season.
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