Born in February of 1965 in Oklahoma City, our family moved to Heavener in 1966.  My Father was the Head Football Coach and my Mother was a Business Teacher.  I have one brother (ralph Jr.)  I graduated with honors from Heavener High School in 1983. FOOTBALL - I was selected to the All-Southwest Times Football Team & All-District Football Team as a Offensive Lineman.  BASKETBALL - I was selected to the All-Conference Basketball Team as a Center.  BASEBALL ( 1st Baseman )- I was selected to the All- County Team as a
Senior,  I was named as All-State Honorable Mention as a Junior and a Senior.  I went to College at CASC from 1983-85 and played baseball.  I finished up at NSU were I played on the Varsity Golf Team, where we won the Conference Title in 1987. I did my Intern Teaching here at Poteau in the Fall of 1987.  I Graduated at the break and worked at CASC as a Trainer for the Men's Basketball Team, Assistant Basketball Coach for the Lady Vikings and a Assistant Coach for the Viking Baseball Team.  I went to Texas (Prosper) in 1988 to be the Defensive Coordinator for the Eagles Football team,  Head Junior High Girls Basketball Coach and the Head Baseball Coach.  I came back to Oklahoma in 1989 and found work as a Recreational Supervisor at the Jim E Hamilton Correctional Center (then called Ouachita).  I found myself on the Poteau Sidelines for the next 11 years working with the Pirate Coaching Staff as a Volunteer Coach, helping out where ever I could.  I married my wife Brenda in June of 1992.  We have 2 children - Aneisha (17) and Jenna (12), which both go to school here at Poteau.  I was hired to Coach Football here at Poteau in the fall of 1999.  Since then I also coach 7th Grade Football, 7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball,  6th Grade Track and this will be my 6th year as the Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach.  I Teach a Computer Class ( Web Design), I have 2 Physical Education Classes and I supervise the Detention Hall at the Middle School.






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