Admirals Basketball 


Ralph Watson
Varsity Head Basketball Coach
Varsity Assistant Football Coach
Upper School Science Instructor

A graduate of W.A Berry High School in Birmingham, AL, Coach Ralph Watson participated and lettered in basketball, football and track. He went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Alabama in 1987.

As a coach, Watson began his coaching career in 1988 at Coweta Central Middle School in Newnan, Georgia where he led the boys’ basketball team to a 13-3 record. Coach Watson also assisted with defensive backs at Newnan High School and served as an assistant baseball coach under Coach Joe Pope. In 1989, he helped guide the football team to the North Georgia Championship and the baseball team to runner-ups. 

In the summer of 1989, Watson returned to Birmingham to complete his master’s in Biology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. While working on his masters, Coach Watson was hired as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Birmingham-Southern College under head coach Duane Reboul. He helped lead the team to the 1990 NAIA National Championship with a record of 31-3. During his four years at BSC, the panthers compiled a record of 109-23. 

In 1994, Coach Watson took over the boys’ basketball program at Fairhope High School. He inherited a team that had won six games the previous two seasons. Within two years the Pirates became Area Champions. During his twelve years at Fairhope, Coach Watson’s teams complied a record of 179-170, including a 2003 campaign where the team went 32-1.

 

 
 

Coach Ralph Watson
Head Coach Basketball
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