Ralph A. Morgan was born in Newton, NJ, in 1950. Raised by a blacksmith and a stay-at-home mom, he grew to excel in both the classroom and sports, earning an appointment to the US Coast Guard Academy after captaining his high school football team and having a successful high school wrestling experience. While at the Academy, he excelled in wrestling, but chose to leave the Academy and enter the US Army, where he became a Special Forces sergeant. After serving a tour in Viet Nam, during which he was cited for valor with the Silver Star, he graduated from Glassboro State College with a BA in psychology. Thirty years in the Criminal Justice profession saw every position from probation through prison and parole, while parenting and coaching rounded out the experience that contributed to this work. He has now completed his Masters in Psychology and is a Doctoral candidate in Performance Psychology at Grand Canyon University.