ESPN reporter Jeff Goodman is reporting that Dana Ford from Tennessee State University will be named the new head coach at Missouri State this week. The 33-year-old Ford is expected to be introduced on Thursday morning as their new coach according to the report.
Missouri State closing in on hiring Tennessee State coach Dana Ford, source told ESPN.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 20, 2018
Ford has been at TSU for the last four seasons, finishing 15-15 this past year. His career record at TSU is 57-65 overall and 31-35 in the OVC.
Homecoming of sorts for Dana Ford
Missouri State plays in the Missouri Valley Conference, which is home in many ways to Ford. He played at Illinois State from 2002-2006 and was an assistant coach there from 2012-2014. Illinois State is in the MVC as well.
— Mike Organ (@MikeOrganWriter) March 21, 2018
Ford is reportedly making $220,000 per year at TSU after signing a two-year contract extension in 2016. That year was the high mark for Ford’s tenure at Tennessee State. He was named the OVC Coach of the Year with a 20-11 record. TSU only had three 20 win seasons in program history up to that point.