Assistant Football Coach, Nathan Fordham, joined the Pelham Football program in 2018. In his ten years as a high school football coach, he has been a part of many successful programs. In 2009 Coach Fordham helped guide Pike County High School to an undefeated regular season. The 2010 football season brought Coach Fordham to Valley High School, where as Passing Game Coordinator, the Rams broke long-standing school records for passing yards, total offense, and scoring. In 2011 and 2012, Coach Fordham served as Offensive Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach at Vincent High School. In two years at Vincent, the football team recorded 16 wins, advanced to the second round of the AHSAA 2A playoffs, and broke every school offensive stat category in consecutive years. For his efforts, Coach Fordham was the recipient of the Alabama High School Football Coaches Association 2A Assistant Coach of the Year Award in 2011. Coach Fordham has spent the past five years at Chelsea High School, where he helped the Hornets program achieve unprecedented success. In 2015 Chelsea made their first playoff appearance in the 6A classification and the following season Chelsea finished 2nd in the region and hosted a first-round playoff game.
Coach Fordham is a 2003 graduate of Boaz High School in northeast Alabama. He attended Jacksonville State University and walked on to the football team until a reoccurring knee injury ended his playing career. Coach Fordham will complete his Master’s Degree from the University of West Alabama this fall. In June 2014, he married the former Andrea Neri, who teaches at Thompson Middle School and serves as the Director of Football Operations for the middle school program. Andrea and Nathan have a one-year-old daughter, Kinsley.