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Ex-Panther Ronald Ramon joins Pitt coaching staff

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Former Pitt guard Ronald Ramon was hired as the Pitt men’s basketball team’s assistant director of operations on Monday, according to a release from the university. His duties will include assisting with the logistics of recruiting visits, taking part in community service activities and working on alumni engagement.

”We are thrilled to add Ronald to our staff,” Pitt head coach Jeff Capel said in a statement. “It is important to me to have a former player and someone who has had the honor of wearing the Pitt jersey on our staff. Ronald’s knowledge of game, relationships in the community and with alumni, and passion for Pitt basketball will be significant assets as we continue to build our culture here at Pitt. He was an outstanding player here at Pitt and will be an outstanding addition to our staff.”

Ramon’s stint at Pitt lasted from 2004 to 2008. The Bronx, New York, native began his collegiate career by earning Big East All-Freshman honors. He went on to accumulate 1,096 points, 254 rebounds, 339 assists and 100 steals during his four years at Pitt, and with him in the backcourt, the Panthers went 101-35 and won the Big East Tournament Championship in 2008.

After graduating, Ramon played professionally overseas for Club Atlético Lanús in Argentina, Club Atlético Tabaré in Uruguay, Toros de Aragua in Venezuela, and Basquete Limeira and Flamengo in Brazil over a nine-year pro career. During his time at Flamengo, he won a championship and was named an all-star. He capped off his playing career with an appearance in The Basketball Tournament with the Zoo Crew, a Pitt alumni team.