Ronald Cheatham

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Ronald Cheatham (born c. 1954 in Birmingham) was the head football coach for the Wenonah High School Dragons football team from 1989 to 2019.

Cheatham graduated from Phillips High School. He played for the University of Southern Mississippi's Golden Eagles from 1972 to 1975 and was hired by head coach Bobby Collins as a linebackers coach after graduating, becoming the first African-American assistant at any Mississippi college. He left in 1989 to return to Birmingham and spent his entire 30-year head coaching career at Wenonah, where he complied a 172-136 win-loss record and claimed four area titles. His 1995 team was undefeated during the regular season. The Dragons reached the AHSAA's 5A Championship game in 2016.


  • Bean, Josh (June 8, 2019) "End of an era: Wenonah looking for football coach for first time since 1989." The Birmingham News