Former Mat Coach Ford Receives Award

Former Ashland University wrestling coach Chris Ford has received a Lifetime Service to Wrestling award from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum.

Ford is one of six individuals in Ohio's Class of 2010 to receive the award.  He was presented with the citation on Sept. 12 in Dublin, OH.

Ford coached at Ashland from 1965 through 1976. His record was 95-55-5.  He finished in the nation's top six (NCAA Division III) three times. In 1976, the Eagles finished third in the country.

Ford is also a member of the AU Hall of Fame.