Kevin Ramsey, secondary coach at Tennessee the past four years, has been
named defensive coordinator and secondary coach at the University of
Joe Kines, who has served as defensive coordinator the past four seasons,
has been promoted to assistant head coach of the Bulldogs, filling a
position formerly held by Chris Scelfo, who was named head coach at Tulane
"Certainly, having Kevin join our staff will be a great addition of someone
I'm confident will bring a positive influence, not only to our secondary,
but to our entire defense," said Georgia head coach Jim Donnan. "He has an
outstanding background in defensive football at several outstanding
Prior to joining the Tennessee staff in 1995, he served on the staffs at
West Virginia (1993-94), Northwestern (1991-92) and Kansas State (1987-90
and 1984-85). He also coached at Mission High School, Mission, Texas, in
Ramsey played with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League
A native of St. Louis, Mo., he was a second-team All-America defensive back
at Indiana State, graduating in 1984.
"Becoming defensive coordinator at a school like Georgia is the dream of a
lifetime," Ramsey said. "I'm looking forward to making some great memories
out of that dream."
Seven of Ramsey's secondary players have been drafted in the NFL in the
past six seasons, including Aaron Beasley and Mike Logan (Jacksonville) at
West Virginia, and DeRon Jenkins (Baltimore), Raymond Austin (New York
Jets), Terry Fair (Detroit), Cory Gaines (Indianapolis) and Tori Noel
(Denver) at Tennessee.
Tennessee head coach Phillip Fulmer said of Ramsey: "I thank him for the
excellent job he did for us. Kevin wants to be a head coach very soon and
this is the natural next step for him. It is flattering for our program
that when you have success, other people want to hire your coaches and
imitate that success. We will again treat this as an opportunity to get
better as a staff and team and find an outstanding coach and
Tennis team dedicates building, wins two
The No. 12 Tennessee men's tennis team (2-0) finished the first day of
the season with two shutout wins.
After blanking The Citadel on Saturday afternoon, the Vols defeated
UT-Chattanooga 7-0 in the nightcap. The Vols ran their series record versus
UTC to 7-1 in the newly dedicated Goodfriend Tennis Center.
In doubles action, Tennessee's No. 1 team of Peter Handoyo and Mark Way
defeated Jesse Koti and Jordan Goetzman, 8-4. The Vols clinched the doubles
point when Andy Crews and Paul Podbury defeated Tom Erik Lokken and Brandon
Abney, 8-5, in No. 3 doubles. In No. 2 doubles action, Adam Carey and Mark
Fitzpatrick added an 8-6 win over Tomi Winnig and Vinicius Carmo.
At No. 2 singles, No. 10 Handoyo made short work of Koti with a 6-0, 6-2
victory. Handoyo, the highest-ranked freshman in the nation, ran his record
to 22-4. In No. 3 singles, Podbury bested Carmo 6-0, 6-4.
Fitzpatrick clinched the fourth point and the victory for the Vols by
defeating Lokken 7-6 (5), 7-5 in No. 4 singles.
In No. 1 singles, Way beat Winnig, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. In No. 6 singles, Crews
dispatched Goetzman 6-4, 6-2. Carey was the last to leave the court as he
completed the sweep for Tennessee by beating Fabian Bechara, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
in No. 5 singles action.
The Vols will travel to Nashville Jan. 22-24 to compete in the SEC Indoor
UGA offers deal to UT coach
Published: Tue Jan 19, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:48 p.m.