Ronnie Sanders is in his second-year as the pro-gram coordinator for recruiting for Southern Miss football. In his position, he is responsible for all administrative aspects of the recruiting process, including creating and maintaining data bases, coor-dinating the flow of recruiting correspondence, main-taining recruiting files for NCAA documentation, coordinating all documentation for official and unof-ficial visits, producing recruiting materials used by the coaching staff on their visits, overseeing the complimentary ticket process for high school coaches, securing academic records for prospects and directing the football camps and clinics.
Sanders came to Southern Miss in 2005, after spending the past three years at Florida, serving one year (2004-05) as the offensive game analysis coor-dinator and assistant to the head football coach and two years (2002-04) as a graduate intern working with recruiting, special teams and handling administrative duties for the head coach. His responsibilities included creating video cutups, defense and self scouting reports and producing graphic packages for reports and presentations. He also assisted with various aspects in the video department, handled various media requests for the coaching staff, assisted with the organization of recruiting and camps and clinics, handled administrative duties for the head coach and managed all areas relating to and dealing with the special teams unit.
He spent one year at LSU (2000-01) as the graduate assistant for recruiting and football operations. His responsibilities included updating recruiting boards, tracking recruiting news and information, updating and maintaining the recruiting film library, assisting with football camps and clinics, recruiting weekends and with the development of the head coaches' Web site.
Sanders worked three years at Auburn, one year as the recruiting assistant (1998-98) and the previ-ous two years (1996-98) as a student manager/stu-dent assistant for recruiting and football operations.
He assisted with the official visit process, maintaining the film library, gathering information about each recruit from newspaper and through the internet and coordinating football camps and clinics and the walkon program.
He also spent two summers as a training camp intern, one with the Baltimore Ravens (1998) and one with the Washington Redskins (1999), assisting with football operations, the equipment room and special teams.
Sanders, a native of Fort Payne, Ala., earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Auburn in 1998. He is the son of Roy and Phyllis Sanders.