CSS Football Transitioning

St. Scholastica's Student Newspaper
The Cable
By: Alex Hennesey  - Student Journalist -

A new coach has been hired for the CSS football program

A new face of Saints football has arrived. Following the retirement of head coach Greg Carlson, the only coach in the programs six year history, St. Scholastica has officially announced the hiring of Kurt Ramler to take over as head coach of the team.

Ramler applied for the head coaching vacancy at CSS after spending last season as the offensive coordinator and assistant head coach for the St. Johns University football team. Before that, Ramler guided the Carleton College football program for six seasons as head coach.

Coach Ramler has already made a positive impression on his new team in the short time that he has been.

"Just getting to know him I can already tell he lives for football," said senior linebacker Keaton Rush. "And he has a passion for coaching."

Undoubtedly the Saints will look for coach Ramler to bring energy to the program and build upon the foundation for success laid by Coach Carlson.

Even as the Saints turn to a new leader, the legacy that Coach Carlson left behind will not be forgotten. In his six seasons of at the helm of CSS football coach Carlson had a 39-22 record that included three playoff appearances.

"Coach Carlson has experience and knowledge for the game that can't be replicated," said Rush. "He was a great leader and the perfect man to start our football program."

"I loved my three years with Coach Carlson," added junior defensive back Shane Mogan. "The program wouldn't be where it is today without him."

Understandably, the presence of Coach Greg Carlson will be missed as the Saints gear up for spring practices, but there is excitement as the team begins preparing for next season. Coach Ramler is ready to begin his era as the face of Saints football and continue to build upon the winning tradition that has been established.