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Tippah County graduate to have basketball court named in their honor

Pine Grove school graduate and current NEMCC president Ricky Ford has had numerous honors in his career. He is adding another honor this week.

The floor inside Bonner Arnold Coliseum is officially being named the “Ricky G. Ford Court” in honor of Northeast’s current president and national championship winning women’s basketball headman plus athletic director, according to the college.

A dedication ceremony will take place at the conclusion of Northeast’s women’s basketball game against visiting Arkansas Baptist College, which should be at approximately 7 p.m., on Tuesday, November 27.

The Pine Grove native accumulated a record of 588-226 for a winning percentage of .722 during 30 years leading the Lady Tigers. He had 25 winning seasons, including 21 straight to begin his career at NEMCC.

His coaching highlights included 15 MACJC North Division titles, nine state titles, and 3 NJCAA region 23 titles.


“I am so appreciative of each and every one of them just as I am of our employees that make up the face of Northeast. “I must say thank you to all the loyal fans that have supported the Lady Tigers over the years. We have developed so many friendships that will forever be treasured. This is certainly a highlight of my career and I will be forever grateful,” said Ford about being honored.

(PHOTO: Michael H. Miller/Northeast Public Information)

Jon Ross Myers

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