The beginning of that goal came in Campbell, OH., where a very proud young man, gifted with an athleticism that many envy, began to make his name as a member of Head Coach Johnny Knapick's "11."
A 1947 graduate of CMHS, "Goldie" or "Dogface" as he was affectionately called by friends and teammates, was an integral part of the Red Devil rise to the top of the area's scholastic football ladder. His three seasons as a Red Devil produced a combined 19-5-5 overall mark, and his exploits were duly noted and chronicled. His own scamper over Chaney in 1946 started the Red Devils their way to a 19-0 shutout of their west side opponent while Ws touchdown scamper against Struthers helped the Red Devils to a 27-6 romp of the Wildcats. He also fashioned a 61-yard run over Steubenville in which CMHS posted a 19-6 win r a much bigger Big Red squad.
Named to the 1945 and 1946 WKBN Second-Team at halfback, played in the Second Annual Thanksgiving Day game at South School Field in 1946, registering a 63-yard run in the contest.
From Memorial High School, he attended Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.), transferring to then Youngstown College he became a stalwart for Head Coach Dwight "Dike" Beede's . He played for the Penguins in 1950 and 1951, earning letters, was team captain as a senior and earned the coveted Trophy the same year when the football team was honored by the Kiwanis Club at the year end banquet.
From the Penguins, he found his way into the National Football League when the Philadelphia Eagles made him their selection, playing for the Eagles from 1952 to 1955 (the 1953 season was interupted by military service). In 27 games with the Eagles, he d the ball 79 times for 203 yards, caught four passes for an20 yards and scored three touchdowns from the offensive of the football, then made a name for himself as a hard nosed r who had a knack of getting to the ball when he was switched the defensive side of the football.
He joined the Hamilton Tiger Cats of the C.F.L., finishing playing with them for nine seasons while finishing his professional playing career in the C.F.L with the Montreal Alouettes in 1965.
He has coached both football and basketball at the high school (at Burlington Central High School in Ontario), was an assistant coach collegiately at Harvard and Colorado, then coached with Chicago Bears before becoming a full-time scout with the Seattle Seahawks (he had also done some scouting with the New York Giants in 1970).
Dick Mansperger, one of the most respected player personnel in professional football once said of Goldston, "Ralph has dedicated himself to the game of football at every level. He has a vast experience in the game and a knowledge of scouting that will e invaluable to a team."
The aforementioned describes Goldston perfectly. He's given percent in everything that he has done, and everyone around has benefited from that dedication.
Formerly the General Manager of the Ohio Glory of the suspended W.L.A.E (World League of American Football), he has also scouted for the New York jets and New England Patriots as well.
He and his wife Sarah reside in Columbus and are the parents four children, Ralph Jr., Ursula, Beverley and Monica.