Behind the ECHL Benches – Brad Ralph, Florida Everblades

Brad Ralph was named the fifth head coach in Everblades’ history on July 12, 2016. Ralph, 36, enters his eighth season as a head coach in 2017-18.


Ralph has amassed a career coaching record of 297-149-36. Last year, Ralph helped lead the Everblades to their second South Division title in three seasons. In 2015-16, he 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
2016-17Florida Everblades (ECHL)72462151257
ECHL Totals