At West Point, Ralph created and implemented a values-based sport curriculum that received global recognition. He and his staff were selected one of the "15 Most Influential Sports Education Teams in America" by the Institute for International Sport. In 2009, Ralph was one of only 12 educators chosen as a Sports Ethics Fellow by The Positive Coaching Alliance at Stanford University and the Institute for International Sport.
Ralph's curriculum created a blueprint for athletes, coaches, and teams to excel in sport and in life. Every team followed a training model designed to create a culture of significance and competitive greatness. A crystal-clear vision was created with specific and measurable goals. Core values were established by each team. Standards clearly defined the behavioral expectations for all team members. The curriculum identified 7 key components as the precursor for competitive greatness and significance. It focused on the development of people, teamwork, positive energy, and the winning spirit. The impact of Dr. Pim's curriculum was significant both on and off the athletic field. The number of collegiate national championships tripled in 5 years, and a total of 36 national titles were won during Ralph's tenure. At the same time, grade point averages significantly increased while disciplinary problems decreased.
Athletes learned the value of ethical conduct in highly competitive situations and were taught how to practice, compete, and live in a way that maximized their full potential as human beings. They combined mental toughness, perseverance, and athletic skill with exemplary sportsmanship and fair play. They demonstrated a teachable spirit and the drive, will, and courage to stay committed and succeed. They discovered the power of teamwork and the importance of team cohesion in goal achievement. Athletes developed leadership skills through sport that enhanced their successes as future national leaders.
Coaches expanded their abilities to become outstanding teachers and exemplary role models of character. They improved their leadership skills and learned innovative ways to inspire others to become their best. They realized new strategies to earn the respect and trust of their players and build teams of significance. Ralph's curriculum helped coaches unite team members from diverse backgrounds and develop athletes in the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual domains.
Ralph has authored or co-authored 9 books and has been a featured clinician at the NCAA Division I Men's Final Four every year since 2004. He has been a presenter at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement clinic, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics annual convention, numerous Division I universities, and the Sports Management Institute at the University of Michigan. Ralph has worked internationally developing leaders of character and teams of significance in Singapore, New Zealand, Wales, England, and Spain.
Ralph received his Bachelor of Science degree from Springfield College, Master of Arts degree from The Ohio State University, and the Doctor of Education degree from Northwestern State University. He was selected for membership in the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and the Limestone College Athletics Hall of Fame. Pim was presented the Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service Award in 2012. Ralph and his wife live in Pomona, NY.