Ramsey Ross is currently in his eighth year as the Director of Athletics at Northwest Florida State College. During his tenure as athletic director, Ross has excelled at maintaining high standards set forth for the Raider Athletics Program. Under his leadership, NWF has consistently boasted incredibly high graduation and matriculation rates while achieving remarkable success on the scoreboard. In fact, the College enjoyed one of the most successful athletic seasons in the history of the National Junior College Athletic Association under Ross’ watch in the 2014-15 academic year. That season, the Men’s Basketball and Baseball programs both won FCSAA State/NJCAA Region VIII and NJCAA National Championships, the Women’s Basketball program made it to the NJCAA National Elite 8, and the Softball program made the quarterfinals in the FCSAA State/NJCAA Region VIII Tournament. Since that banner year, the Raider Athletics program has been mainstays in the State and National polls in each of the four sports it offers.
A local product from Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Ross has been employed at NWFSC since 2004. During this first year at the college, the Florida State University graduate served as the Student Activities Coordinator where he oversaw all student organizations, sponsored the Student Government Association, and coached the Brain Bowl (won the 2005 FCSAA State Title) and Forensics teams. At the completion of that academic year, Ross returned to his roots and accepted the Coordinator of Athletics position at the college. From 2005-2012, Ross was responsible for assisting the longtime and legendary Director of Athletics, Mickey Englett, in all of the operations of the Department. From that knowledge and experience, Ross was able to make a smooth transition to Athletic Director upon Englett’s retirement in 2012.
Ross earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Florida State University and continued his education there with a Masters of Science in Sport Administration. He currently serves as a voting member of the Council of Athletic Affairs and is in his first year as the Panhandle Conference Chair.
Ross and his wife Meagan reside in Santa Rosa Beach and have two daughters, Elle and Presley.