Ronnie Coleman holds the record for most wins as an IFBB professional with 26 wins. He broke the previous record, held by Vince Taylor at 22 wins, in Moscow on November 5, 2004. Ronnie Coleman graduated cum laude from Grambling State University (GSU) in 1986 with a BS in accounting. While attending Grambling State University, Coleman played football as a middle linebacker with the GSU Tigers under Coach Eddie Robinson. After graduation, Coleman became a police officer in Arlington, Texas. He served as an officer from 1989 to 2000 as well as a reserve officer until 2003.
Coleman’s fellow officer, John Morgan, suggested he attend the Metroflex gym which is owned by amateur bodybuilder Brian Dobson. Dobson, who is also signed with VIP Ink Publishing, offered Coleman a free lifetime membership if he could train Coleman for the upcoming Mr. Texas bodybuilding competition later that year. Coleman is also an avid supporter of the Inner City Games, an organization that Arnold Schwarzenegger co-founded in 1991. In 2001, Coleman received the Admiral Texas Navy Certificate Award from Texas Governor Rick Perry for outstanding achievements in bodybuilding. Ronnie Coleman currently shares the title of eight time Mr. Olympia with Lee Haney.