Ron Alexander (born 10 December 1950) is a former Australian rules footballer who played in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and West Australian Football League (WAFL) as well as being the inaugural coach of the West Coast Eagles.
|Full name||Ronald James Alexander|
|Date of birth||10 December 1950|
|Height||196 cm (6 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||100 kg (220 lb)|
|1971–1975||East Perth||98 (49)|
|1982–1985||East Fremantle||76 (96)|
|1987||West Coast||22 (11–11–0)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1987.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
He was a member of their 1972 premiership team and won the club's fairest and best award in 1974.
He then crossed over to Fitzroy in 1976. He was their captain from 1979–80, and in 1981 won their best and fairest, finishing ahead of that season's Brownlow Medallist Bernie Quinlan by nine votes. In total he played 133 games and booted 30 goals for the Roys. While in Melbourne he gained a degree in Physical Education and for a time was president of the VFL Players Association. He went back to Perth after the 1981 season.
He returned to Western Australia in 1982 and took on the role of captain/coach at East Fremantle taking them to the grand final in 1984, 1985 and 1986, winning the 1985 Premiership.
In 1986, after 76 games for East Fremantle, he stepped down as a player, but as coach he once again took his side the grand final and like 1984 they were again runners-up.
- Ron Alexander's playing statistics from AFL Tables
- Ron Alexander's coaching statistics from AFL Tables