Ron was born in New Freedom, PA on December 30, 1938 to Guy and Marie Wolf. He graduated from Susquehannock High School, Glen Rock, PA, in 1956 where he played football and baseball.
After graduation, Wolf served 3 years in the Army, stationed in Berlin. Upon discharge, he attended Maryville College in Tennessee where he lettered in baseball. He later transferred to the University of Oklahoma.
In 1963, Al Davis of the Oakland Raiders hired Wolf who began a 38 year career in professional football: with the Raiders (1963-1974); Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1975-1977); Raiders (1978-1990); NY Jets (1990-1991); and Green Bay Packers (1991-2001). He was with the Raiders when they won two Super Bowls and also served as Personnel Coordinator for the American Football League in 1966 when AI Davis was named AFL Commissioner.
In 1991, Wolf was named Vice President and General Manager of the Green Bay Packers. During his time with the Packers, his accomplishments include:
• 101 total victories (including playoff games)
• No losing seasons in 9 years
• 92-52 regular season record (.639 winning percentage)
• NFL's best regular season record since the start of free agency (83-45; .648 winning percentage)
• 53-10 regular season winning percentage in Lambeau Field (.841 winning percentage)
• First double digit winning seasons in Green Bay since 1929-1932 (11-5 in 1995; 13-3 in 1996 and 1997; 11-5 in 1998)
• First 16-victory season in Packers' 80-year history (1996)
• Won Super Bowl XXXI and back-to-back NFC Titles (1996-1997)
• Three consecutive NFC Central Championships (1995-1997)
Wolf’s honors include election to the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame (2000); NFL Executive of the Year by The ~porting News (1992); Jack Horrigan Award (1995-96) by Professional Sports Writers of America; Lifetime Achievement Award (1998) by National Quarterback Club, Green Bay; Distinguished Service Award (2002) by Lee Remmel Sports Awards; Red Smith Sports Award (2005); Pete Rozelle Award for Outstanding Service (2011) by Touchdown Club of New Orleans; and having his name inscribed on the Ring of Honor in Lambeau Field