My name is Rob Morales, and I am currently the Athletic Director for Orange Beach City Schools. I grew up in Carolina, Puerto Rico and graduated from Rangeview High School in Aurora, Colorado where I participated in football, basketball and lacrosse. After graduation from Rangeview High School in 1993, I attended Kansas Wesleyan University to major in Business Administration. Shortly after, I joined the US Navy and placed my studies on hold. At the completion of my time in service, I moved to Columbus, Georgia where I met my wife of now 23 years. We have two children, Tony and Isa. There, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration in 2005 from LaGrange College. I continued my studies in the Graduate Program for Sport Management and Administration at Liberty University and graduated with my Master of Science in 2018. During that time, I was also the Spanish teacher and wrestling coach at Central High School in Phenix City, Alabama. I graduated with my Education Specialist Degree in Higher Education Administration in 2020. During my tenure at Phenix City Schools, I coached Varsity Football, Varsity Wrestling, Varsity Soccer (boys & girls) and lastly was also the District Athletic Director. I held that position for three years until the Summer of 2022, when I accepted a similar position at Orange Beach City Schools in Orange Beach, Alabama. I am currently seeking my PhD in Education: Organizational Leadership.
I possess a passion for working in educational athletics. I believe that athletics at the middle and high school levels are intended to supplement the educational experience and it is the responsibility of administrators like myself to protect that fundamental experience. Orange Beach City Schools is focused on the development of the whole student, one that incorporates challenging academics and skills acquisition, strong character development and solid citizenship which will build our next generation. Although different from competitive youth sports and club sports, our Athletic Department seeks to use educational athletics to help build the next generation and develop a whole student.