Angelina Ramos appointed as assistant coach for cross country and athletics
MUNCIE, Ind. – Angelina Ramos, who has spent the past three seasons as assistant coach at UNLV, has been hired in the same role at Ball State, head coach Adrian Wheatley Announced Friday. Ramos will focus on distance running in her role with the Cardinals.
“I’m excited to have Coach Ramos as our newest addition to the Ball State University team,” said Wheatley. “She brings nine years of experience leading student athletes with a focus on medium and distance events. Her energy, ability to build strong relationships, and dedication to athlete development will be a valuable asset to our program.”
Through her various stations, Ramos has taught 24 All-Americans between 800m and 10km on their way to winning conference championships in three different leagues. She has also worked with several Olympic trials qualifiers at 800m to 26.2mile events.
“First and foremost, I’d like to thank the Ball State head coach Adrian Wheatley, Senior Karleigh Conner, qualified assistant trainer Holly Hankenson, and the rest of the BSU Search Committee for believing in my plans to head the Ball State cross-country roster and in my passionate desire to invest everything I have in these hard-working distance / middle distance athletes ” , said Ramos “Developing and maintaining a strong, healthy program culture, conveying values, winning without losing character and providing holistic support to student athletes are close to my heart, and these strongholds fit well with Coach Wheatley’s reputation in this industry and with his vision for the future of the program.
“The cardinal women are brave and are not afraid of being pushed. I think they have no idea how good they can be and I can’t wait to show them. I have an individual plan for each one to take a big step forward I can’t wait to implement and share with them. I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting to work. Chirp, chirp! “
At UNLV, Ramos was instrumental in bringing the Runnin ‘Rebels to the 2020 Mountain West Indoor Conference team championship. She also led Avi’Tal Wilson-Perteete to an All-American First Team over 800m during the outdoor season.
As the primary training planner for long distance runners, Ramos helped all 10 of her focused athletes achieve personal bests in cross country or on the track.
She also served as a recruiting coordinator as well as managed operations and budget.
Ramos joined UNLV after serving as Assistant Track & Field and Cross Country Coach at Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, Michigan. She has been with SVSU since December 2014, where she helped bring eight All-Americans and eleven Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference top three finishes and lead the team to a top 10 regional result – an improvement of five places in two years. Under her supervision, six school records were set in both indoor and outdoor competition. In the classroom, her women’s cross-country team achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.6-3.8 consecutive every semester from 2015-18.
In addition to her coaching duties, Ramos wrote and implemented strength programs for all 42 distance and middle distance student athletes, served as a volunteer coordinator for home track meetings, and assisted in the conduct and production of seven high school indoor track meetings, the funds for the program.
Prior to SVSU, Ramos was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the track and field and cross-country teams at Metropolitan State University in Denver for three years. She qualified MSU’s first women’s cross-country team for the 2013 national meeting in program history, which finished eighth. Also, four cross-country student-athletes had achieved All-American status, while 10 accomplished the feat in athletics.
Ramos attended Florida State University as a student athlete, where she ran cross country, specializing in 800m and 1,500m for the track and field team. She graduated in 2008 with Magna cum Laude Honors with a Bachelor of Arts & Sciences in English writing and a pre-medical track (exercise science).
She received her Master of Arts & Sciences in Communication from the University of Colorado in 2010. While in Boulder, she was an assistant coach at Niwot High School, where she led the girls’ team to a regional championship and two runners-up at the Colorado 4A State Meeting.
Ramos received the USATF Coaching Level 1, USA Weightlifting Level 1 and USTFCCCA Strength / Conditioning Certification Course 310 certifications. She is co-founder of the USTFCCCA’s Female Coaching Mentorship Program, which brings together 20 trainers with 23 mentees.