Ron Dickerson, Sr.

Ron Dickerson Sr. is presently a Parks and Recreation consultant for the City of Wetumpka, Alabama. Ron grew up in western Pennsylvania, 10 miles from where Joe Namath played high school football. He received a football scholarship to Kansas State University, earning All-American honors as a defensive back. Ron was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 1972 and was a proud member of the only undefeated NFL team in NFL history. After his 40 years of coaching college football, both as an assistant and a head coach at such distinguished universities as the University of Louisville, the University of South Carolina, Penn State University, Clemson University, the University of Colorado, the University of Pittsburgh and Temple University, Ron decided it was time for a change of scenery (and weather), and he moved to sunny Montgomery, Alabama, to accept the head coaching position at Alabama State University. In addition to coaching, Ron is a regular contributor to local, regional and national civic and social organizations. Ron is a former National Board of Trustee member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and a Board of Trustees member for the United States Sports Academy. Currently, Ron is a member of the Board of Deacons for New Life Church of God in Christ in Montgomery. Also, he serves Jackson Hospital and the Elmore County Family Resource Center as a member of their Board of Trustees. Ron is also a former member of the Kiwanis Club in Montgomery and Leadership Montgomery. Ron published a book entitled 101 Defensive Back Drills, which describes football coaching techniques to high school coaches around the country. He is currently writing his second book, a biography. Ron has been married to the former Jeannie Morgan for 47 years. They have two children–a son Ron Jr., a football coach at Morgan State University, and a daughter, Rashawn Blassingame, an educational administrator in Elmore County. Ron and Jeannie have four grandchildren.