Since becoming head coach at Cincinnati (Ohio) Elder high school in 1997, Doug Ramsey has seen his players reach the highest level of success on and off the field.
With over 200 career wins, Ramsey entered his 26th season with many questions to be answered. However, a 42-21 win over Covington (KY) Catholic on Friday night answered several questions while also leaving areas his team will need to improve upon to reach their goals of winning a Greater Catholic League title and making a solid push for an OHSAA Division One championship game.
From their performance, it looks like Ramsey has found his starting quarterback after an impressive performance by senior first-year starter Ben Schoster and an offensive line that opened up holes helping four players rush for fifty yards or more and a total of 239 yards as a team. Also impressive was the first half of the Panthers’ defensive performance shutting out the Colonels for the first half of the game.
DBHuddle.com spoke with Coach Ramsey in this exclusive one-on-one interview presented by First Star Logistics after his team’s win about his long career at the helm of the Panthers, players who stepped forward in Week One, and having his son, former Elder quarterback Peyton Ramsey coaching the quarterbacks this season.