(1941-12-17) December 17, 1941 (age 75)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Twin Cedars HS
William Penn (OC)
Sam Houston State
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
1970 NAIA District 15 Coach of the Year
1974 NAIA District 15 Coach of the Year
1975 NAIA District 15 Coach of the Year
1975 Iowa Conference Coach of the Year
1978 Central States Conference Coach of the Year
1981 NAIA District 10 Coach of the Year
1981 Central States Conference Coach of the Year
1981 Kodak District 6 College Coach of the Year
1981 NAIA National Division I Coach of the Year
1985 Gulf Star Conference Coach of the Year
1986 Gulf Star Conference Coach of the Year
1991 Southland Conference Coach of the Year
2001 Southland Conference Coach of the Year
Ron Randleman (born December 17, 1941) is a former American football coach. He served as head coach at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas from 1982 to 2004. Randleman retired after the 2004 season as the winningest coach in SHSU history.
A native of Carlisle, Iowa, Randleman quarterbacked at William Penn College, where he graduated in 1964. After a short stint as head coach at Twin Cedars High School in Bussey, Iowa, Randleman returned to his alma mater as offensive coordinator. In 1969, he was promoted to head coach. He left the school after seven seasons with an overall record of 51–17–1, to coach at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.
At Pittsburg State, Randleman turned the football program around, compiling a 36–25–2 record in six seasons. He directed the Gorillas to three Central States Conference championships and a trip to the NAIA national finals in 1981. He received coach of the year honors from his conference and his NAIA district three times. In 1981, he was named NAIA National Coach of the Year and NAIA District Six Coach of the Year. On February 5, 1982, Randleman left Pittsburg State to take over at Sam Houston State.
At the time Randleman arrived, the SHSU Bearkats had gone 25–67 in their last eight seasons at the NAIA level. Randleman compiled an 132–124–3 record at SHSU, while winning Conference Coach of the Year honors four times.
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