Coach John Ford
Coach John Ford graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor degree in social science. After graduating college, he went on to pursue a career as a professional basketball player. He played 10 years in France and 2 years in Finland.
As a professional basketball player he averaged 12.5 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 block per game. He scored a career high of 39 points against Longwy in a France-NM1 game (2003). In 2011, he set more personal records in a game against Derek Bat Urcuit. In this game he scored 33 points and grabbed a career high of 17 rebounds.
In 2012, John decided to join the coaching staff of the University of Saint Francis. As a member of this coaching staff, he guided the Saints to a 21-12 overall record. Coach Ford later assumed the role of Head Coach for the Chicago Steam of the American Basketball Association. He led that team to a 13-4 record and a Midwest Division Championship.
This season, Coach Ford will assume the role of Associated Head Coach. His extensive history and knowledge of the game of basketball is sure to benefit the organization.