Ralph Polson retired in November 2018 after 38 years at the collegiate level (28 as a head coach). He spent 11 seasons as head men's coach at Wofford College. In 2014, Polson won his 250th career game as a head coach. In 2013, he led Wofford to their 2nd Southern Conference Championship in the past five years. In 2012, the Wofford Terriers finished the season as Runners-up in the Southern Conference Tournament Championship. In 2009, the Wofford Terriers won the Southern Conference Regular season championship and SoCon Tournament Championship, earning a berth in the NCAA Men's Div I National Tournament. During the 2008 season Polson reached a coaching milestone, winning his 200th career game as a college head coach. Prior to taking over at Wofford in February of 2008, he spent eight years as the Associate Head Coach at the College of Charleston. He helped lead the Cougars to the Southern Conference Tournament Championship and a bid to the NCAA Men's College Cup in 2004. He served as the head coach at Presbyterian College for 17 years prior to his arrival at CofC in 2000. He was the winningest coach in the history of the South Atlantic Conference, winning four conference championships and participating in the NCAA Division II National Tournament.
Coach Polson is a Past President of the United Soccer Coaches, having served as the Organization's President in 2012. He is also an associate staff member for the United Soccer Coaches Education program. He currently serves as the National Chairman for the United Soccer Coaches Men's Senior College All-America Committee. He is a former Director of Coaching for the SCYSA Boys State Select Team Program and a member of the USYSA Region III Olympic Development Program coaching staff. He has been a member of the RLSA staff since 1977.