St. Louis University High School has announced Ron Ramspott will serve as the new head varsity baseball coach. This announcement follows a comprehensive search process after the 2018 retirement of longtime coach Steve Nicollerat and Ray Bulte '81 serving as interim coach this spring.
"We are deeply grateful for the leadership and excellence that Steve Nicollerat and Ray Bulte provided our baseball program for a combined 40 seasons," says SLUH Athletic Director Chris Muskopf '91. "Looking ahead, we are excited by the coaching experience, background in education and connection to SLUH that our new coach brings to our student-athletes. Ron possesses a passion for the game and a desire to build on the strong tradition of the SLUH baseball program."
Ramspott, who enters his 30th year in public school education this fall, brings experience coaching baseball at Lafayette High School and most recently at Parkway West. A 1985 graduate of Pattonville High School, he earned All-Conference and All-Metro baseball honors. He also played baseball at Meramec Community College and Truman State University, where he graduated with a B.S. in Physical Education in 1990. In 1995, Ramspott earned his M.S. in Physical Education from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.
Ramspott began his career teaching elementary physical education in Carrollton, Missouri, followed by 13 years in the Rockwood School District at Ellisville Elementary. In 2003-04, he accepted a district administrative position in the Parkway School District as the Curriculum Coordinator of Health and Physical Education. He spent 13 years in this role before accepting the Health and Physical Education position at Oak Brook Elementary in 2017, the same year he was President of the Missouri Society of Health and Physical Educators (MOSHAPE).
A past SLUH parent, Ramspott coached his son (Marcus '14) and several other Jr. Bills on his summer SLABA baseball team, the St. Louis Tigers, from 2011-14.
"I am very excited to begin this new venture in my coaching and professional career," says Ramspott. "I am committed to supporting the Men for Others mission while providing a player-centered approach to player development. I look forward to the opportunity to meet with the players and their families to continue to build on the tradition of SLUH baseball."