Clarksville, Ark.-Current University of the Ozarks Head Women's Basketball Coach Carl Ramsey was honored by the Lamar school district for his successful coaching career at a ceremony held in the Lamar Gymnasium on February 8.
Ramsey was honored during a 20-minute ceremony for his accomplishments that spanned nearly 30 years at Lamar. At the ceremony, former Lamar player Lana Hughes read a history of Ramsey’s coaching career. Additionally, Lamar Athletic Booster Club President Jeanna Wilkins presented an appreciation plaque on behalf of the Booster Club and a citation from Lamar Mayor Jerry Boen proclaiming “Carl Ramsey Day” on February 4. Jeanna Cook, daughter of Arkansas State Representative Betty Overbey, read a citation from the Arkansas House of Representatives and presented the certificate to Ramsey. Ramsey, along with his wife, Kathy, daughter Kelsey, and son Keaton, participated in the ceremony.
In 29 seasons at Lamar, Ramsey posted a 660-227 (.744) overall record at the helm of the senior high girl’s basketball program. He led Lamar to eight state tournament appearances during his tenure, including a stretch of four straight years where the Lady Warriors played for the state championship (1987-1991). He won state titles in both 1988 and 1991. Ramsey, who never had a losing season at Lamar, guided his teams to 24 regional tournament appearances. In addition to his coaching career, he served as the school’s Athletic Director for 24 years.
Ramsey currently has Ozarks (12-10, 8-9) in the playoff race in just his second season at the school.