Dear Fans, Players, and Coaches,
I am excited to announce that I have accepted a position at IUPUI as a Men’s Basketball Intern for this summer. In order to stay away from any trouble with the NCAA I will be discontinuing the Indiana Recruiting Guide scouting service for the time being.
Those of you that know me know that the reasoning behind starting the Indiana Recruiting Guide was so that I could make connections with college coaches in hope of getting into coaching after graduation. Luckily, my dream has started to take shape as I have made connections with coaches at all levels from all around the country. When this opportunity presented itself I knew that it was in my long-term best interest to step down from the Indiana Recruiting Guide and begin to pursue my dream.
I will definitely miss my work with the Indiana Recruiting Guide. It was something that I truly enjoyed doing and allowed me to experience a lot of things that I never would have dreamed of. I would like to take this time to thank a few people who were instrumental in making the Indiana Recruiting Guide such a success. First, I would like to say thank you to my “competitors” and friends in the scouting service business. I remember sending Trevor Andershock of Indiana Basketball Source an email when I was a junior in high school asking him for advice in the field. His blog was a big reason why I decided to start my own. Also, thank you to Brandon Bradley of Scouting Indiana and Jim Reamer of Hoosier Hoops Report for helping me along the way, giving me a lot of advice, and giving me some opportunities early on to help get my name out there. Thanks to Eric Gardner of 247 Sports who has become a friend and somebody I have watched a lot of basketball with. Thanks to my best friends, Bradley Sigel, Michael Peterson, and Jacob Stewart for inspiring me to begin this journey while we were still in high school. My first interactions with college coaches came while trying to get Bradley’s name out to some schools. A big thank you goes out to Rick Schauss, the man who gave me my start in basketball in 2nd grade when he asked me to be the statistician for the Centerville High School basketball team. Also, thank you to current Centerville head coach Ryan Chiddister for allowing me to stay on as statistician throughout my years at Centerville and for helping teach me a lot about the game. Thanks to those of you who have helped by contributing to the Indiana Recruiting Guide, especially Shawn Burcham and Zac Rea who have been big helps with covering games this past season. Lastly, the biggest thank you of all goes to my parents, Bob and Michelle Ramsey. Both of them helped me a lot during my time with the Indiana Recruiting Guide and were huge parts in allowing the business to take off. Not only did they help me financially as I spent years growing the website while bringing in very little revenue; but they also spent many long weekends during the summer with me at AAU tournaments so I didn’t have to travel alone. My dad also helped me cover games and allowed me to be “in to places at once” many times during the summer. Thanks a lot to you guys!
I am not sure whether this will be the end of the Indiana Recruiting Guide forever, but the service will at the very least will be suspended for the duration of the summer. My goal is to get a Graduate Assistant coaching job after I graduate from Hanover College in 2014. This summer with IUPUI will give me great experience in the coaching field and I am looking forward to working with Coach Todd Howard and his staff.
Again, thank you to all of you who have supported the Indiana Recruiting Guide over the past couple of years. I hope that you will continue to follow me as I begin my journey to becoming a Division I Head Coach.