Hometown: New York, NY
College: Camron University
Evander Ford’s career started at the age of 13 when he began playing and also coaching kids ages 8-10 at the Milbank Center in New York City. At an early age, he possessed major leadership qualities and a love of the game of basketball that was unmatched. He played one year at Brandeis H.S., also in New York, played at Clairton, Junior College, where he played under a drill sergeant and coach that instilled discipline and mental toughness through the game of basketball. Ford also attended Camron University where he played football as well. After doing his graduate work at Benjamin Franklin High School and serving as a substitute teacher and assistant coach, Ford began forming his hard nose training and conditioning tactics, while having a chance meeting with Pro-Style President Arnie Jacobs in the early 1980’s. At Franklin, he coached many legendary players such as NBA and NYC great Walter Berry, where they won NYC and State Basketball Championships. In 1986, Coach Ford became the head basketball coach at Manhattan Center H.S., where he was named NY PSAL Coach of the Year in 1990 and 1992. Ford also was named Teacher of the Year in 1990.
Along with always working guys out , running them and keeping them in shape, Evander Ford has spent a majority of his life trying to develop players and make them better people. He has been in competition with life for years and his philosophies and concepts of excellence are things players can definitely benefit from.