Bob Ford (American football)

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Bob Ford
Sport(s) Football, lacrosse, golf, wrestling
Biographical details
Born (1937-09-10) September 10, 1937 (age 77)
Playing career
Football
1959

Springfield
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1959
1960–1963
1964
1965–1968
1969
1970–2013

Lacrosse
1971–1973

St. Lawrence (DB)
Albright (offensive backs)
Springfield (DB)
St. Lawrence
Springfield (DC)
Albany


Albany
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1978–1982
1998–1999
Albany
Albany (interim AD)
Head coaching record
Overall 265–191–1 (football)
19–11 (lacrosse)
Bowls 2–1
Tournaments Football
0–1 (NCAA D-I FCS playoffs)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
Collegiate Athletic Conference (1965)
2 Eastern Football Conference (1997–1998)
6 NEC (2002–2003, 2007–2008, 2011–2012)

Robert "Bob" Ford (born September 10, 1937) is a retired American football player, coach of football, lacrosse, golf, and wrestling, and college athletics administrator. Ford was appointed as the head coach of the University of Albany on April 27, 1970 where he remained until retiring after the 2013 season.[1] From 1965 to 1968, Ford served as the head football coach at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. He also coached golf and wrestling at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania, where was an assistant football coach from 1960 to 1963. Ford was Albany's head men's lacrosse coach from 1971 to 1973 and athletic director from 1978 to 1982.

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

From the time he was appointed as the Albany head coach, Ford's teams played football as a club sport for three years, 1970 to 1972. His coaching record during that period was 12–9–1. Those 22 games are not included in the coaching record shown below.

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
St. Lawrence Saints (Independent Collegiate Athletic Conference) (1965–1968)
1965 St. Lawrence 4–4 1st
1966 St. Lawrence 2–6
1967 St. Lawrence 1–6–1
1968 St. Lawrence 2–6
St. Lawrence: 9–22–1
Albany Great Danes (NCAA Division III independent) (1973–1994)
1973 Albany 7–2
1974 Albany 9–0
1975 Albany 7–2
1976 Albany 4–5
1977 Albany 9–2 L ECAC Division III Semifinals
1978 Albany 7–3
1979 Albany 6–3
1980 Albany 5–5
1981 Albany 7–3
1982 Albany 6–3
1983 Albany 3–7
1984 Albany 5–5
1985 Albany 9–2 W ECAC North Championship
1986 Albany 4–6
1987 Albany 5–5
1988 Albany 5–5
1989 Albany 5–4
1990 Albany 3–7
1991 Albany 5–5
1992 Albany 6–4
1993 Albany 6–4
1994 Albany 4–6
Albany Great Danes (NCAA Division II independent) (1995–1996)
1995 Albany 3–7
1996 Albany 7–3
Albany Great Danes (Eastern Football Conference) (1997–1998)
1997 Albany 11–1 8–0 1st (Altantic) W Eastern Football Conference Championship
1998 Albany 10–1 7–1 1st (Altantic) W Eastern Football Conference Championship
Albany Great Danes (Northeast Conference) (1999–2012)
1999 Albany 7–2 6–1 2nd
2000 Albany 5–6 5–3 4th
2001 Albany 7–3 5–2 T–3rd
2002 Albany 8–4 6–1 1st W ECAC Bowl
2003 Albany 7–4 6–1 T–1st
2004 Albany 4–7 4–3 3rd
2005 Albany 5–6 4–3 T–3rd
2006 Albany 7–4 5–2 T–2nd
2007 Albany 8–4 6–0 1st L Gridiron Classic
2008 Albany 9–3 7–0 1st W Gridiron Classic
2009 Albany 7–4 6–2 T–2nd
2010 Albany 6–5 4–4 T–4th
2011 Albany 8–4 7–1 T–1st L NCAA Division I First Round
2012 Albany 9–2 7–1 T–1st
Albany Great Danes (Colonial Athletic Association) (2013)
2013 Albany 1–11 0–8 11th
Albany: 256–169 93–33
Total: 265–191–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UAlbany Football 2009 Media Guide". UAlbany. Retrieved 2009-12-03. 

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