Bill Ramseyer participated in football and track at Bluffton, where he was a part of two league-champion teams and earned six letters. He was a member of the football, basketball, baseball and track teams at Bluffton High School, where he earned nine letters in all.
A psychology major, Ramseyer received his master’s degree in physical education from Bowling Green State University and his doctorate from the University of Missouri. Ramseyer went on to be a professor of health, physical education and recreation at Wilmington College, as well as athletics director and head football coach. As football coach at Wilmington, he compiled an impressive 98-46-3 record in 16 consecutive winning seasons.
He has more than 30 years of coaching experience, including two years at Bluffton as head baseball and wrestling coach and defensive coordinator for the 1967 Mid-Ohio League championship football team. He also served four years as head scout and an assistant football coach at the University of Missouri.
Ramseyer has been a member of the National Education Association, the Ohio and American associations for HPER, and the American and NAIA Football Coaches associations. He also served four years on the NAIA Academic All-American Selection Committee.
He has been a Sunday school teacher and youth group adviser, and has served as chair of community March of Dimes, heart and cancer fund drives. He has also been a member of the Wilmington Friends Church Board of Trustees and the church choir.
ed as chairman for the Community March of Dimes, heart and cancer fund drives. He has been on the Board of Trustees of the Wilmington Friends Church and also sings in the choir.