The Oberlin Review

In the Locker Room with Assistant Football Coaches Bob Saunders and Nate Cole

In the Locker Room with Assistant Football Coaches Bob Saunders and Nate Cole

May 9, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with first-year Assistant Football Coaches Nate Cole and Bob Saunders to discuss past jobs, what NFL players they’d like to coach and the new era of Oberlin football. What drew you to Oberlin? Bob Saunders: I had spent some time in Division III football at Washington University in St. Louis. That is also a very high academic school, and knowing the type of student-athletes that they had there, I figured it would be similar here, where there are extremely sm...

Yeomen Usher in New Era with Anderson

Lillian Jahan

February 14, 2014

Last week Delta Lodge Director of Athletics, Natalie Winkelfoos and President Marvin Krislov selected Assistant Coach Jay Anderson to head football coach from a pool of over 200 applicants. Coach Anderson has been the interim coach since early December and has been with the Yeomen for four seasons. Over the course of his time as both defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Oberlin, Anderson has coached many players to All-NCAC and All-Ohio accolades and has aided in two shutout victories for the Yeomen defense. Anderson’s appointment as head coach was welcomed by many, including administrators, coaches and especially players. Kyle Kessler, senior captain and linebacker who played a role in the hiring...

Assistant Coach Replaces Ramsey

Sarah Orbuch, Sports Editor

February 7, 2014

Delta Lodge Director of Athletics Natalie Winkelfoos announced Thursday that interim-head coach Jay Anderson will take on the roll of new head football coach, effective immediately. A former assistant, Anderson was named to the interim position after Jeff Ramsey was relieved of his duties as head football coach following a disappointing 3–7 season. The announcement came following an extensive candidate search that began in early December. "Jay will do a phenomenal job leading our football program and will be a great ambassador of the entire community. He has demonstrated the ability to recruit top-flight scholars," said Winkelfoos. Anderson was a defensive back at the University of Toledo and previously coached at Ober...

“True Obie” Gets Sacked

“True Obie” Gets Sacked

December 13, 2013

Long time Oberlin Head Football Coach Jeff Ramsey’s dismissal last Friday, just weeks after finishing his 15th year with the College, was shrouded in mystery. His departure came as a surprise to many who had grown to love and respect Ramsey during his long tenure. The football team was informed of Ramsey’s departure that afternoon. “Eric Lahetta — he’s the head of football operations — called a meeting earlier in the day for the team and most of the team showed up for the meeting. [Di...

Football Reflects on Difficult Season

Football Reflects on Difficult Season

December 6, 2013

After graduating 16 players last season, the Oberlin football team faced adversity this year with a young roster. The team went 0–5 on the road and 3–2 at home, wrapping up this season with a 2–7 conference record, and a 3–7 overall record. Comparatively, last year’s squad tallied four wins, including a significant win over the highly ranked Wabash College Little Giants. “We only won four games in 2013, but it seemed like we were more competitive. We lost a lot of talent and a lot...

Alumni Return for Homecoming

Sarah Orbuch, Staff Writer

October 11, 2013

At a small school, it is obvious when there are new faces on campus. If you happened to walk by the athletics facilities this past weekend, you would have seen dozens of people walking around in their old Oberlin College athletics gear, greeting old friends, meeting new athletics staff and looking at plans for the new athletics facility. All of these people returned to campus for the jam-packed Oberlin Athletics Homecoming Weekend. Every year, the Heisman Club Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony kicks off the Homecoming festivities on Friday night. Athletics administration, alumni, coaches and captains are invited to the ceremony. Women’s soccer captain and senior Sarah Andrews said she enjoyed the experience. “It...

Yeomen Struggle to Recruit a Full Roster

Rose Stolof, Sports Editor

October 4, 2013

With a roster 37 players strong, Head Football Coach Jeff Ramsey and his eight assistant coaches have a difficult task to complete every year. As senior players graduate, Ramsey and his staff must attract the most promising high school juniors to Oberlin in order to mold the football team into the most skilled, intellectual and diverse squad they can. When Ramsey was first brought on as head football coach at the start of the season in 1999, he was handed a team of 26 players. “It was really a trial by fire my first year here,” said Ramsey. “I wasn’t able to recruit because it was past the application date and no concessions were made.” In order to fill his roster, Ramsey became creative. “I think...

Yeomen Start Season With Historic Win

Sarah Orbuch, Staff Writer

September 20, 2013

The Yeomen started their season on a high note with a 19–2 victory over the visiting Case Western Reserve University Spartans in their home opener this past Sunday. It had been 28 years since the football team last upended the Spartans, when they beat them 17–6 in a season-opening triumph in 1982. “This was a great team victory,” said senior captain Zach Kisley. “I was really proud of everyone. We are a really young team and it was great to see the underclassmen step up. Every aspect of our defense and offense worked, which is why we were successful.” The Yeomen defense limited the Spartans to 11 first downs and 195 yards of total offense, while their offense totaled 219 running yards on 52 attempts....

After Busy Preseason, Yeomen Ready for Fall

Kevin Sloan

September 6, 2013

After a rigorous preseason training camp, the Oberlin football team is ready for the upcoming season. The team has developed various new plays and formations under Head Coach Jeff Ramsey, who is enthusiastic about the team’s growth thus far this year. The Yeomen have the first official week of their season off, which allows them extra time to prepare for their first game against Case Western Reserve University on Sept. 15. The workload during training can be extremely strenuous, and that hasn’t been lost on the team’s players. “Generally, your schedule [during training camp] is from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.,” said junior offensive lineman Rory Kaip. “It’s intermittent with meals and meetings.” Coach Ramsey...

Stress in Stuebenville

Phoebe Hammer, Sports Editor

February 15, 2013

Six months ago, an unconscious 16-year-old girl was raped at a high school party in Stuebenville, OH, an old steel mill town of only 18,440. Crimes like this are common in the U.S., with most rape cases going unreported, but for some reason this case made international news. Even months later, Stuebenville officers are receiving death threats, online petitions seeking justice have reached over 70,000 signatures and protesters are flocking to the small town. But why this particular case? Social media has certainly been a large factor. At the scene of the crime, other partygoers tweeted the action, and some even posted pictures on Instagram. It wasn’t until three days later that the rape was reported, which isn’t...

Yeomen Crush No. 10 Little Giants in Big Win

Yeomen Crush No. 10 Little Giants in Big Win

November 9, 2012

This past Friday, the Oberlin football team took the long bus ride to Crawfordsville, IN, to play Wabash University. The Little Giants were ranked No. 10 in the country in Division III football. Oberlin was the clear underdog, and every Wabash coach, player and fan expected the game to be a cakewalk. Wabash put points on the board first, but the Yeomen were not concerned. “I didn’t worry at all when Wabash scored quickly. I knew it was a long game and [Head] Coach [Jeff] Ramsey would make...

Sarah Orbuch and Nora Ryan

November 2, 2012

The Yeomen football team shut out the Hiram College Terriers 39–0 with a relentless performance last Saturday night. The team, kept the Terriers scoreless and accomplished its goal of limiting the Terriers to 150 yards, stopping them at 89 total yards. The Yeomen maintained momentum throughout the game, totaling 39 points and putting points on the scoreboard in each of the last three quarters. Head Coach Jeff Ramsey saw the win as indicative of a team growing in character. “The team played up against an opponent that was overmatched. Many teams play down to the level of their opponents. The team’s intensity and mental toughness showed all night.” Four Yeomen running backs scored points. Junior runn...

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