Wednesday , Mar , 30 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Ramsey hired as new men’s basketball coach at EMU

Ypsilanti, MI (Sports Network) – Eastern Michigan University announced during
a Wednesday press conference the hiring of Charles Ramsey as its new men’s
head basketball coach.

Ramsey becomes the 28th head coach in the program’s history and replaces Jim
Boone, who did not have his contract renewed following the 2004-05 campaign.

Ramsey is a Ypsilanti native and former assistant coach at Eastern Michigan
(1990-93). He had served as an assistant and recruiting coordinator at
Michigan for the past four seasons.

The 44-year-old Ramsey has also enjoyed stints as an assistant coach at the
University of California, Drake University and Tennessee State.

During his tenure with the Golden Bears, California made a Sweet 16 appearance
in 1997 and also earned an NCAA Tournament bid in 2001. Meanwhile, Tennessee
State qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 1994 while Ramsey was an assistant.

Boone posted a record of 48-96 in five seasons with the Eagles and
Eastern Michigan was eliminated in the first round of the Mid-American
Conference tournament each year.

Boone has an overall collegiate coaching record of 321-223 in 19 seasons.