Mandarin passes from soccer coach Bobby Ramsey

Mandarin passes from soccer coach Bobby Ramsey

Jacksonville, Florida. The Mandarin soccer team has split from coach Bobby Ramsey just three years after the state championship, the school announced in a statement Thursday.

Ramsey was 29-27 years old in five seasons with the Mustang, including the Class 8A state championship during his sophomore year in 2018. He came to Mandarin from Yuli where he coached former iconic linebacker Derek Henry. Ramsay was the 2018 Florida Dairy Farmer’s Coach of the Year.

The Mandarin was 5-5 this season and 4-6 in 2020.

“They want to go in a different direction and I’m really at peace with it. I wouldn’t say there was no element of surprise [to the decision]Ramsay said. “I really feel sometimes, often, that change can be good and healthy for both sides. There’s an element of excitement in that, what’s out there and what the possibilities are. Whatever I decide, make sure my heart is in it 100%.” I’m at peace with her.”

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Ramsay led Mandarin to the 4th Florida State High School of Athletics by Duval County Public Schools Program in 2018 with an epic 37-35 victory over Miami Columbus. Ultimately, Mr. Carson Beck wrote the win with five touchdown passes.

Outside of Ramsay in Mandarin, only Wilton Coffee (1997) and Derian Wiley (2017-18) have won the FHSAA State Championships at Duval County Public School.

“Mr. Ramsey is very appreciative of what he has done for this program and for our students. He is a former coach for the state soccer championships, and that should not go unnoticed,” said athletic director Brian Radu in a statement.

“However, I believe we will be able to improve the overall experience of our players and enhance their ability to achieve goals now and in the future with new leadership for the team. I wish Mr. Ramsey (sic) the best in any future coaching efforts.”

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