Pogue’s Ponderings: Tennessee State’s Ford, 30, Doesn’t Want Age to Define Him

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Pogue's Ponderings: Tennessee State's Ford, 30, Doesn't Want Age to Define Him

Pogue’s Ponderings: Tennessee State’s Ford, 30, doesn’t want age to define him\

— Dana Ford wants being the youngest Division-I men’s college basketball coach in the country to work for him.

“It’s a big deal to everyone else,” the 30-year-old Tennessee State coach said at Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Media Day, “but not necessarily me. I am going to be the same coach in terms of philosophy when I am 50: defense, rebound, take care of the ball. That’s going to be my three things.”

It’s a philosophy melded while working under several top head coaches, especially his mentor, veteran coach Gregg Williams at Wichita State for one season before spending the last two as assistant at Illinois State under coach Dan Muller, a former Vanderbilt assistant.

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