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Brian Ford begins his fourth year as an assistant coach for the UNCG Men’s Tennis program during the 2017-18 season. Ford brings seven years of coaching experience to Greensboro. He is originally from Puyallup, Wash., and graduated from UNCG with a degree in communication studies in 2015.
As part of his assistant coaching duties at UNCG, Ford assists in training numerous former and current collegiate tennis players. He has conceptualized, implemented and managed “Elite Boys” advanced training camps. Ford has also trained and mentored high-level junior players from Washington, as well as North Carolina.
Ford competed collegiately at UNCW from 2005-08. There, he was a team captain during his final two seasons, as well as earning his team’s most improved award in 2007. He earned an overall record of 32-15 in dual matches while in Wilmington, competing at No. 4-6.
Prior to competing at UNCW, Ford competed in his home state of Washington. There he was ranked No. 2 in the state in 18 singles, as well as earning the No. 7 ranking in the Pacific Northwest Region. He also won the National Doubles Title in Sacramento, Calif., as part of the West Coast Junior Championships.
After earning a 3.85 grade point average in his undergraduate career, Ford is now a second year master’s student in communications studies.