RALPH MEYER NAMED NEW NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC
GIRLS’ BASKETBALL COACH
Newport Central Catholic High School named Ralph Meyer as its new head coach for the Girls’ Basketball Program. Ralph will replace Coach George Stoll who made the decision to step down.
Meyer has been on the boys coaching staff at NCC for fifteen seasons. He was the head coach for the freshman team. Since 2003, as an assistant, he coached under Rob Detzel, Grant Brannen, Ron Dawn and most recently Ken Collopy. He was a part of eleven All “A” Region Championships, three All “A” State Championships, and a 9th Region Championship which included a final four appearance in the 2016 KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 State Tournament.
Coach Meyer is a 1998 graduate of Newport Central Catholic where he played basketball and baseball all four years.
NCC Athletic Director Jimmy Ryan expressed his confidence in Coach Meyer saying, “We are sad to see George Stoll step down from coaching, but we feel very fortunate to have Ralph Meyer to step in as his replacement. Ralph has 15 years of coaching experience at NewCath and his knowledge of the game, work ethic, and passion will provide for a smooth transition.
After accepting the position Meyer said, “I am beyond excited for the opportunity to take over the girls basketball program at NCC. I want to thank Ron Dawn and Jimmy Ryan for their confidence and belief in me to build on the already established winning tradition in our girls basketball program.”
Meyer attended Northern Kentucky University and the Ohio Center for Broadcasting with a degree in Broadcasting.
Currently, Ralph resides in Alexandria, Kentucky with his wife Bridget, his daughters, Ella (14), Leah (12), and son Jonathan (9).