GoBlueWolverine learned yesterday afternoon that Michigan basketball assistant Charles Ramsey would be returning to his alma-mater to take over as it's new head basketball coach. Eastern Michigan University decided to revisit it's past by bringing back a member of the staff that helped the Eagles make their 1991 tournament run to the Sweet 16. Ramsey returned to Ypsilanti in spring of 1996 after coaching stints at Tennessee State and Drake He then accompanied Braun out to Berkley in the fall of 96 when the former he accepted the head post at Cal.
Known as one of the country's best recruiters, Ramsey takes an excellent recruiting track record to his new office. At CAL he landed the Bears all-time leading scorer and 2001 PAC-10 player of the year, Sean Lampley and their third all-time, Joseph Shipp. Once he arrived in Ann Arbor he picked up right where he left off, landing Daniel Horton, Dion Harris, Courtney Sims, Brent Petway, Kendric Price, and Jevohn Shepherd. His presence should remedy the woes EMU recently experienced recruiting southeastern Michigan.
"I'm very, very excited for Charles and his family," Michigan coach Tommy Amaker said to the Detroit News. "I'm sad and disappointed to lose a guy like Charles from our staff, but Charles is an absolute perfect fit for Eastern Michigan. (Athletic Director) Davie Diles made a really good choice."
Amaker must now go about the business of replacing an excellent recruiter
and one of the key motivators on his staff. Stay tuned over the next week as
we compile a list of possible candidates for this very important position.