Longtime Miami soccer coach steps down

Bobby Kramig, Miami women's soccer coach
Bobby Kramig, Miami women's soccer coach

Bobby Kramig coached Miami teams for 34 years

Miami University women’s soccer coach Bobby Kramig resigned Friday, four days before the season opener, ending a 34-year run in which he won 356 games with the men’s and women’s programs.

“Coaching soccer at Miami has been one of the great joys of my life,” Kramig said in a statement. “While I can’t imagine life without my team, it’s time for me to spend more time with my family.”

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According to a press release, Kramig resigned for personal reasons. Assistant coach Hugh Seyfarth, a Centerville High School graduate, will take over the program as interim coach.

"I want to thank Bobby for his deep commitment to Miami Soccer,” Director of Athletics David Sayler said in a statement. “His passion for Miami is unmatched and his tenacity was paramount in moving to our current era of women's soccer. We have never known a women's soccer match without Bobby on the sidelines driving the team to success. His record is unparalleled in the MAC and his impact on the lives of his student-athletes is felt to this day. Our commitment to Miami Soccer, and our current student-athletes plus recruits, remains strong and we look forward to honoring Coach Kramig in some way going forward with our facility renovation plans."

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Kramig took over the women’s program in 1997. His record in 20 seasons was 218-153-32. He coached the men’s program from 1983-98. His record was 138-143-21 (.492). He coached both the men’s and women’s teams in 1997 and 1998.