Miles College has announced that Reginald Ruffin will take the helm of the Golden Bears athletic program. Ruffin has spent the last seven years as head football coach and will remain in that position. The change is effective immediately. Ruffin replaces Phillip Wallace, Jr., who served as Director of Athletics for the past eight years. Wallace will remain in his position as head women's basketball coach.
Ruffin has led one of the most successful eras in Miles College football history. He enters his eighth season as the head football coach for the Golden Bears with two Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships as well as an additional SIAC Championship game appearance. Over seven seasons, Ruffin has won 60 percent of his games, going 45-30 overall.
"I am truly humbled and honored to have the opportunity to lead Miles College Athletics under the guidance and leadership of President George T. French, Jr." Ruffin said. "This is a wonderful opportunity for my family. I understand the responsibility I now have to continue to uphold the high standards for excellence for our scholar athletes set by former Athletics Director Phillip Wallace, Jr. I'm looking forward to being part of the world-class tradition of excellence that characterizes the student-athlete experience at Miles College.
"It's a great day for the future of Miles College Athletics."
Miles is a member of NCAA Division II and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. As Director of Athletics, Ruffin will oversee a program that includes 10 varsity teams: baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, football, men's golf, women's track and field, softball, and volleyball.