The Salem University athletic department has announced that the men’s basketball assistant coach Robert Ford has been promoted to Associate Head Coach.
“It’s been a privilege being a part of the Salem University men’s basketball program over the last two seasons and having the opportunity to work alongside Adam Williams has been a blessing. I want to express my gratitude to Adam Williams, Steve Potts, Alex Joseph, President Dan Finuf and the rest of the administration here at Salem for naming me an associate head coach. It really is a tremendous honor and I’m humbled by this promotion,” said Ford about the promotion.
“Coach Ford is a valuable member of our coaching staff, I feel this promotion is warranted and well deserved,” stated Director of Athletics Steve Potts.
Ford was in his second year as the assistant men’s basketball coach at Salem University, last season Ford helped increase the win total from the 2016-17 season, helped bring in and recruit multiple NCAA Division-I transfers and assisted in the development of one of the nation’s best centers, Malik Toppin.
“Our program has seen great strides over the past two seasons, and Rob is at the forefront of every improvement we have had. This promotion is well deserved and signifies my trust and belief in Rob as a coach and person. We are so fortunate to have a “head coach” working in his role,” stated Men’s Basketball Head Coach Adam Williams.
This season Ford has aided the Tigers to their best start (9-5) since the 2005-06 season, as that year the Tigers went on to win 21 games.
“I’m very fortunate to be working alongside great people and I love working with our student-athletes. I’m excited to continue serving and representing Salem University as we continue to elevate our men’s basketball program,” added Ford.
The Tigers hit the court this Sunday as they are set to host Wheeling Jesuit at 2:00 p.m.