Behind the ECHL Benches – Brad Ralph, Florida Everblades

Brad Ralph was named the fifth head coach in Everblades’ history on July 12, 2016. Ralph, 35, brings six seasons of head coaching experience to the Everblades.


Ralph has amassed a career coaching record of 251-128-31. Last year, Ralph guided the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League to a 48-20-4 record and a third-round appearance in the playoffs. Ralph coached the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL for three seasons (2012-15) totaling a 132-64-20 mark along with three postseason appearances. Ralph began his coaching career with the SPHL’s Augusta RiverHawks (2010-12), and led his team to the league finals in his year.


As a player, Ralph appeared in 383 professional games split between the ECHL and AHL, while making his lone NHL appearance with the Phoenix Coyotes during the 2000-01 season.


Coaching RecordReg. SeasonPlayoffs
2010-11Augusta (SPHL)5635201945
2011-12Augusta (SPHL)5636137312
2012-13Idaho Steelheads (ECHL)
2013-14Idaho Steelheads (ECHL)72392671156
2014-15Idaho Steelheads (ECHL)7248186624
2015-16Kelowna (WHL)724820418810
ECHL Totals