Charles Ramsey Accepts Michigan Offer

May 7, 2001

BERKELEY - Charles Ramsey, who has served as an assistant basketball coach at Cal for the past five seasons, has accepted a similar position at the University of Michigan.

In his new post, Ramsey gets an opportunity to return to his home state. A native of Ypsilanti, Mich., he graduated from Eastern Michigan in 1991 and served as an assistant coach with the Eagles from 1990-93 under then-EMU head coach Ben Braun. After stints at Tennessee State and Drake, Ramsey re-joined Braun's staff at EMU in April 1996 before making the move with Braun to Cal in September 1996.

At Cal, Ramsey was Braun's first staff hire for the Golden Bear program. During his seasons in Berkeley, he helped Cal to two NCAA Tournament berths, including a Sweet 16 appearance in 1997, and a pair of NITs, with an NIT championship coming in 1999.

'My experience here has been nothing but great, from the community to the faculty to the student-athletes,' said Ramsey, who becomes part of Tommy Amaker's staff at Michigan. 'I think the program at Cal is in a very healthy state and I wish the coaches and players the best in their future.'

Braun praised Ramsey for his efforts at Cal over the past five seasons.

'Charles has been an integral part of our growth over the last several years,' said Braun. 'He has helped the program in its development during a tough transition period and been a part of four postseason qualifying teams in five years.'

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