Ronnie Hamilton begins his second year at Tulane and joined the Green Wave staff after serving two seasons as an assistant coach for Ed Conroy at The Citadel.
While at The Citadel, Hamilton played an integral role in the development and recruitment of several all-SoCon honorees and mid-major all-Americans Demetrius Nelson, Cameron Wells, and John Brown. These players helped lead The Citadel to its most successful stretch in program history.
Hamilton joined The Citadel staff from Tarleton State University, where he spent three years as an assistant coach.
In 2005-06, Hamilton helped the Texans reach their second straight Elite Eight and finish with a 27-7 record. The Texans finished with an 18-10 record during the 2006-07 season and recorded a 25-6 record his final season.
Before his career at Tarleton, Hamilton served two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke. During his stint with the Braves, Hamilton was responsible for planning practices, leading on-floor coaching, heading the strength and conditioning program and handling film exchange. He also served as the recruiting coordinator.
Prior to his collegiate coaching debut at UNC-Pembroke, Hamilton spent one year as an assistant football and track and field coach at Jack Britt High School in Fayetteville, N.C., where he also taught world history and world geography.
Hamilton is a native of Oxford, N.C. He attended Duke University, where he was a four-year scholarship football player. Hamilton started as a true freshman on the Blue Devils' squad and served as captain during his senior season.
In 2002, he was ranked fourth in the nation for punt return average and received the 2001 Iron Duke Award. While at Duke, Hamilton received the Co-Outstanding Special Teams Player and the Outstanding Defensive Back awards, while also being awarded All-Atlantic Coast Conference Honorable Mention. In 1999, he was named the Most Improved Defensive Back.
Hamilton received a master's degree in physical education with a concentration in sports administration from UNC-Pembroke in June 2005.
Hamilton graduated from Duke with a double major in political science and history. Upon his graduation in 2002, Hamilton was invited to camp with the New York Giants.
Hometown: Oxford, N.C.
Alma Mater: Duke University, 2002
Education: B.A. in history, Duke University, 2002
Master in physical education, UNC-Pembroke, 2005
Duke University, 1999-02
UNC Pembroke, 2003-05
Tarleton State, 2005-08
The Citadel, 2006-10