WILMINGTON, Ohio – Bill Ramseyer, the winningest football coach in Wilmington College history, is a finalist for the 2021 College Football Hall of Fame.
Ramseyer served as Wilmington's head football coach from 1972 to 1990 as well as holding the position of director of athletics and professor of physical education and recreation. During his time as head football coach, Ramseyer guided the Fightin' Quakers to 114 victories, 58 losses and four ties for a winning percentage of nearly 66 percent. To date, he is the longest serving (by years coached) and most successful (by number of wins and percentage) football coach in the College's 150-year history.
Three of Ramseyer's teams qualified for the NAIA playoffs. His 1980 squad, the first Fightin' Quaker team to qualify, won the opening round 56-49 in four overtimes against Hanover College at Townsend Field. From there, WC traveled to and knocked of William Jewel (Missouri) 31-17 before falling to Pacific Lutheran University 38-10 in the national championship game played in Tacoma, Washington.
In total, a Quaker earned All-American honors 63 times under Ramseyer's guidance.
The announcement of the 2021 College Football Hall of Fame Class Presented by ETT will be made in early 2021. The elected class will be inducted during the 64th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 7, 2021, at the New York Hilton Midtown.