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Ramos tapped to lead Heartland Community College Soccer Teams

August 10, 2021

Heartland Community College Athletics has named Norman Ramos as Head Coach of the Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams. 

Ramos will lead squads that saw great success in the previous season as both the Heartland Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams advanced to the NJCAA Division II Final Four. With matching 9-0 records, the Men’s and Women’s Hawks teams each captured a Region 24 title in May of 2021 and emerged as winners in their respective District Championship tournaments. 

The head coaching position became vacant when Jovany Macias was courted by his alma mater, Texas A&M International University.  

“Coach Ramos has been an important part of the success of our soccer programs at HCC,” said Heartland Athletics Director Ryan Knox. “Norman has been preparing for this opportunity and will continue the success we’ve seen both on and off the field.” 

Ramos faced a great deal of personal adversity last year as he was seriously hurt in October of 2020 when he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle in Bloomington. Ramos sustained serious injuries in the accident. While he was in the Carle BroMenn intensive care unit, HCC Soccer Team members and friends rallied together to raise funds to help cover his medical expenses. 

“How Coach Ramos responded to his accident, with the wonderful help and outreach of the community, is an example of resiliency we can all learn from,” said Knox.

 The Hawks Men’s Soccer team begins the Fall schedule versus Prairie State College on August 23. The Hawks Women’s Soccer team begin Fall competition on August 29 as they take on East Central College. 

 

Written by: Steve Fast