A common trait found in coaches past and present is that they have past playing experience.

On Wednesday’s edition of Southern Fried Sports, former Alabama point guard Ronald Steele discussed his transition from a basketball player into a coach.

Ronald Steele was a two-time “Mr. Basketball” coming out of Birmingham’s John Carroll Catholic High School and a star point guard for the Crimson Tide from 2004-2009 under former Alabama and current NC State head coach Mark Gottfried.

Numerous injuries derailed Steele’s chances at playing in the NBA but the former Crimson Tide point guard played professionally for five seasons in Europe.

Ronald Steele broke into coaching as an assistant for his brother Andrew Steele at John Carroll. He took over as head coach for their girls basketball team this past season and led the squad to an AHSAA 6A Elite Eight appearance.

In April, the former Crimson Tide star accepted the head coaching position for Cornerstone Christian’s boys basketball program.

During his conversation with host Travis Reier, Steele described his thoughts about continuing his coaching career, leaving John Carroll for another school and his thoughts on the prospects of Alabama basketball under Avery Johnson.

Catch Southern Fried Sports with Travis Reier every weekday from 11-Noon on Tide 102.9 and the radioPup app.