• Basic Information
  • Awards & Honors
  • Publications
  • Areas of Interest
  • Presentations
  • Professional Experience
Ron Ernst

Ronald Ernst

Professor of Exercise Science, Head Coach of Football, Assistant Athletic Director

[email protected]
Office: Storzer 212

Basic Information


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

Courses Taught

Supervises Exercise Science Student Teachers

  • Sports Law
  • Athletic Administration

Awards & Honors

  • 1995 AFCA Division III Region 5 Coach of the Year
  • 1996 Midwest Conference Coach of the Year
  • 2001 Wisconsin Private College Coach of the Year
  • 2006 Ripon College Hall of Fame inductee
  • 2008 Wisconsin Private College Football Coach of the Year
  • 2009 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) Hall of Fame inductee
  • Winningest Football Coach in Ripon College history



  • 4 set DVD Coaching Instructional Video, Championship Productions Video catalog, Spring 2016
  • “The Ripon College Football Program Philosophy,” Wisconsin High School Football Coaches Association Magazine, Fall 2000
  • “Developing a Winning Program at the Division III Level” and “Quarterbacks — Let Them Run the Show,” Wisconsin High School Football Coaches Association Manuals, 2000-01
  • Has published over 20 articles in the Point After (Wisconsin Football Coaches Association magazine). Has spoken and presented at more than 15 coaches' clinics throughout the Midwest over the past 24 years.

Areas of Interest

  • Football
  • Football program philosophy


  • Featured speaker at the Chicago Glazier Football Clinic, April 2015.

Professional Experience

  • Ran 12th annual Ripon College Football Coaches Clinic with about 200 coaches attending, March 2015.