Ken Minor has been named football coach at Wilmington. A 1973
graduate, Minor returns to his alma mater with 38 years of coaching
"We are very pleased that Ken has decided to lead our football
program into the future," Wilmington athletic director Terry Rupert
said. "Ken is an outstanding leader, teacher and coach."
Minor was a four-year starter at tight end for Wilmington and was
an NAIA honorable mention All-America selection in 1971. His
coaching career began as an assistant to former Wilmington head
coach Bill Ramseyer in 1972.
Minor spent the ensuing 37 years coaching high school football in
Cincinnati. He was an assistant coach for six seasons at Reading
High School before being named head coach in 1979. He led the Blue
Devils to four league championships and six appearances in the
state playoffs. His 2000 squad advanced to the state
In 27 seasons as coach at Reading, Minor compiled a 170-129-1
record. He was a two-time district coach of the year and was named
Cincinnati Hills League Coach of the Year four times. After
spending the 2008 season as offensive coordinator at North College
Hill High School, Minor was named head coach at Summit Country Day
High School. In 2009, he led the Silver Knights to a 5-5 mark,
their best record in the past eight seasons.
A 2002 Wilmington Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, Minor said he is
excited to return to the Quakers' sideline.
"I'm flattered and thrilled to be coming back to a place that was
very special to me for many years," Minor said. "I just feel like
destiny has beckoned me to come back. I love coaching football and
the relationships you build with the players and coaches. Teams
that I have coached have been known for the intensity that they