|Title:||Defensive Line Coach|
The 2018 season will be the second for Ramel Samuel as an assistant coach at his alma mater. He will continue to work with the team’s defensive linemen.
Forester defensive linemen combined for 175 tackles and two of them were named All-MWidwest Conference South Division in 2017. Among their stops were 19.0 tackles for loss and 9.0 sacks.
Samuel made more than 100 tackles as an interior defensive lineman during his four seasons on the team. He started eight games during the Foresters’ Midwest Conference championship season in 2012 and all 10 in each of his final two years. Samuel served as a team captain and was named First Team All-MWC South in 2014 and was selected to play in the Tazon de Estrellas (Game of the Stars) in Puebla, Mexico, after the season.
Active and successful off the field as well, Samuel earned Academic All-MWC honors, took on a leadership role in Lake Forest’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and volunteered in Relay for Life, Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association Sled Hockey, and Feed My Starving Children.
In addition to coaching, Samuel is also a sales ops account manager at Medline Industries in nearby Waukegan, Illinois.