“They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
Varsity Football Head Coach, Assistant Athletic Director
Lance Ramer is completely invested in the Maclay Community as the Head Football Coach, Assistant Athletic Director, and the Athletic Liaison to College Counseling. His love of academics and athletics started when he was in elementary school playing football, basketball and baseball.
Coach Ramer was an All-Section and All-County player at Suffern High School in New York. He then went onto to play 4 years of football and 2 years of baseball at the University of Rochester in upstate New York. During his college career, Coach Ramer amassed many honors including 1st Team All-American. He earned All-League honors three times and was named to three All-American teams as a senior. He finished his career in the top 5 of virtually every defensive category. He then went onto play professional football in the AFL and CIFL for the Rochester Brigade and NY/NJ Revolution.
Having been a Head Coach since the age of 29, Coach Ramer is now in his 12th season as a Head Football Coach. As a complete educator, he is most proud of helping young men reach their full potential, both on and off the field. His enthusiasm and dedication to his craft as a leader, has helped him earn recognition as a Conference Coach of the Year Finalist, and Assistant Coach in the New Jersey North-South All-Star game.
Coach Ramer holds two master degrees with an M.A. in Coaching and Athletic Administration (2016) and an M.Ed. In Educational Leadership (2010). He is also certified through USA Football as a Player Safety Coach. He understands the importance of keeping the game safe for all players and the key is proper fundamentals and technique.
Coach Ramer married his college sweetheart Kristin where they met in Calculus in 1998 and were married in 2007 on Seneca Lake in Upstate NY. They have 2 boys, Landon and Grant, who both attend Maclay School. Kristin Ramer is the Director of Clinical Research at TMH.