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Meet Ronald Ernst

  • M.A. in physical education administration, University of Northern Colorado
  • B.S. in physical education, Nebraska Wesleyan University

My name is Ron Ernst, I’m the Head Football Coach, Assistant Athletic Director and Professor of Exercise Science. I have been at Ripon College for the past 30 years. I have also served as the school’s Head Golf Coach and Sports Information Director for a period of time. The classes that I am currently teaching in the Exercise Science Department are Sport Law I and II along with Sports Administration I and II.


Icon for: What's your favorite topic or course to teach and why? Sport Law is my favorite because it's relatable to current events.

What’s your favorite topic or course to teach and why? Sport Law is my favorite because it’s relatable to current events.

Icon for: Briefly tell us about a significant experience you've had at Ripon. Advising has always been a great experience in that you have a chance to help shape a young man's career over a 4 year period.

Briefly tell us about a significant experience you’ve had at Ripon. Advising has always been a great experience in that you have a chance to help shape a young man’s career over a 4 year period.

Icon for: What is something you've experienced that makes Ripon College special? The relationships that I have had a chance to have with players in my program for the past 30 years.

What is something you’ve experienced that makes Ripon College special? The relationships that I have had a chance to have with players in my program for the past 30 years.



Recent News Updates

Head Football Coach Ron Ernst

Ron Ernst releases four-set instructional video promoted nationwide

Ron Ernst, head coach of football, professor of exercise science and assistant athletic director, has completed a four-set DVD coaching instructional video for Championship Productions. […]

Coach Ron Ernst 160 Wins

Head football coach Ron Ernst breaks record for most wins in MWC

In the 95-year history of the Midwest Conference, there has now never been a head football coach with more victories than Ripon College’s Ron Ernst. […]