- Last Updated on 07:13 AM 03/14/14
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
Former Halifax County High School head varsity boys basketball coach Lynn Ramage has been hired by the Jones Cup USA-Overtake National Team committee as its new assistant woman’s basketball coach under Will De la Cruz.
Ramage has more than 30 years of coaching experience, including serving as a head coach at every level of college basketball. The former Comets coach, who has experience coaching both women and men, is currently the head coach of the Arizona All Stars Post Graduate Team. In addition, Ramage is the assistant director of club operations/director of USA operations for Basketball Exchange Student Program (BESP).
“I am very excited to work with General Manager Travis McAvene and the Jones Cup staff and it’s an honor to represent the USA in the Jones Cup competition,” Ramage said.
“I love the challenge and can’t wait to get started on our mission to bring home the gold medal.”
A native of Lynchburg, Ramage had successful stints at a number of institutions. At Greensboro College, he led The Pride to its best record in 19 years, and top conference finish in a decade in 2003-04. At Connecticut College, also an NCAA Division program, he guided the 1999-2000 squad to a 19-5 record and the top seed in the ECAC tournament.
Ramage also served as the head coach at DIII Emerson (Mass.) College, and at Chesapeake College, a junior college in Maryland. He held assistant coaching positions at DI Morgan State (Md.) and at the following NCAA Division teams: Kutztown (Pa.); Davis & Elkins (W.V.) and West Liberty State (W.V.).
“This will be an outstanding platform for players seeking to represent their country,” said Ramage.
“It’s a also a great opportunity for players to further their careers by showcasing their skills for professional teams.”
Ramage graduated from West Liberty State University, where he was a member of the track team and a conference champion in the triple jump. Prior to that, he attended Frederick Community College. He earned All-America honors on the basketball team at FCC.