Sylvester Ford

Inducted 2017

  • Teacher and basketball coach for over 40 years in the Memphis area, most notably at Fairley High School

  • Began his career at Oakhaven High School in 1968

  • Coached at Tech High School and Memphis Northside High School

  • Went to Fairley High School in 1987 and served as the head coach there until 2012

  • Compiled 687 wins in his 40-year career

  • His 1993 Fairley team went 37-1 and won the TSSAA State Championship in Class AAA

  • His son, Deuce, was an All-American on the 1993 Fairley team and is now the head coach at Fairley

  • Coach Ford retired in 2012, but continues as a volunteer assistant for his son at Fairley

  • The gymnasium at Fairley High School was renamed in his honor in 2014

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