2018-06-13 / Front Page

James Ford honored for coaching career


(Photo contributed) (Photo contributed) Mr. James A. Ford received an award and medal in the Sports category, along with other legendary coaches and NFL players, during the 50th year Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Tribute held June 2nd at Lucy C. Laney High School, Augusta. The award was presented for his outstanding coaching abilities. Coach Ford retired at the end of the 2005-2006 school year with 34 years of service in the Jenkins County School System. His coaching career spans 20 years as head coach with over 350 wins to his credit and approximately 12 state appearances. He is a five-time GACA Coach of the Year and a CSRA Coach of the Year. He also coached the Screven County varsity boys’ basketball team for four years.

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