Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Ron Harms

Ron Harms


  • Position: Coach
  • School: Concordia, Adams State, Texas A&M-Kingsville
  • Years: 1964-1969, 1970-1973, 1979-1999
  • Inducted: 2012
  • Place of Birth: Houston, TX
  • Date of Birth: Sep 10, 1936

Member Biography

Ron Harms enjoyed a 33-year career as a head coach at three different football programs in which he won 14 conference championships and one NAIA national title. Harms' head coaching career began at Concordia College in 1964. He led the Bulldogs for six seasons, including three winning campaigns. He migrated to Adams State College in 1970 and won a conference title in his second year on campus. Harms earned a 21-14-2 record in four seasons as the Grizzlies' head coach. In 1979, Harms experienced ultimate success in his first year at Texas A&M - Kingsville, posting a 12-1 record while winning the NAIA national championship and the Lone Star Conference title. Over the following 20 seasons, Harms guided the Javelinas to ten Lone Star Conference crowns, including six consecutive from 1992-97, and 12 seasons of eight or more wins. He coached Texas A&M - Kingsville to a 172-72 record before his retirement following the 1999 season. In his career, Harms has been honored as the NAIA Coach of the Year, the AFCA Regional Coach of the Year, the NAIA District Coach of the Year, the CNN NCAA Division II Coach of the Year and the Lone Star Conference Coach of the Year. Harms was a member of the American Football Coaches Association and served on many NCAA committees. He was a board member of Crime Stoppers and served as the president of the congregations of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Kingsville, Texas, and Faith Church of Aransas Pass, Texas. He is a member of the Lone Star Hall of Honor and the Texas A&M - Kingsville Javelina Hall of Fame.