Ramona Paul graduated from the University of Akron with a bachelor’s degree in English and Creative Writing. She began playing soccer at age 7, started coaching at age 15 and moved back to London in 2012 to pursue a career as a coach. This led to 6 years of coaching female, youth aged 2-18, adults and children with disabilities, club, elite, recreational and everything in between.
In 2018 she moved to Ghana to coach with a club in a rural village and attended an International Youth tournament in Sweden. Though soccer has taken her all over the world, writing has been there the whole time as well. She is an avid reader and prolific writer, who most enjoys the poetry of Ohio native Mary Oliver. From September 2019, she has worked for America SCORES Cleveland as a coach and now program coordinator. SCORES brings together her three passions of soccer, writing and community service in a beautiful way. She currently also works for three other soccer organizations that span from 2 year old beginners to high school elite, and is a certified referee. Ramona’s main goal in life is to give more to the world, than she’s taken and to share her love of poetry and soccer with as many people as possible and has found America SCORES Cleveland to be the perfect place to do so.