Ramer has Been a Puma since 2001 when he played Offensive and Defensive Lines at Chaparral
“I am proud to announce Andrew Ramer as the new Varsity Football Head Coach for our beloved Pumas” said Chaparral Athletic Director David Reisinger. “Andrew has been a part of the Puma family for seventeen years as a student, athlete, teacher, coach , and now…Varsity Head Coach”.
Coach Ramer knows Puma football. He played on the offensive and defensive lines when he attended Chaparral High School. Ramer was also elected as a member of the CHS Hall of Fame. He played Football, Wrestling, Basketball and ran Track at Chaparral.
Ramer earned a full ride scholarship to Norfolk State to play football and set their school record for the most consecutive starts by a lineman (44). Ramer played all 5 line positions, was a team captain and made all conference. After graduating from college he came back to Chaparral.
“I began coaching the freshmen that year and was asked by the varsity staff to assist with the O-line during the playoffs and we won the CIF title that year” said Ramer. “After that year, I have been the JV Head Coach, JV Offensive Coordinator, Varsity Offensive line, Varsity Offensive Coordinator, Strength coach, Special Teams Coordinator, Recruiting Coordinator and Academic Adviser”.
Ramer’s short term goal as the head of the Chaparral Football Program is to make the transition of this coaching change as smooth as possible for the athletes. “We need to make this is a positive experience for the kids”.
His program will continue to work hard in the off season and stress the importance of great academics. He wants to keep helping seniors with opportunities to attend colleges. “During my time here, I have helped over 40 athletes earn a college scholarship with 22 being offensive linemen” said Ramer.
Long Term Goals? “Compete for a City Championship. Compete for a League Championship. Compete for CIF Title”. If anyone can rebuild Puma Pride…it’s Coach Ramer.
“We will be successful on and off the field”.
Photos by John Carpenter