Lewisville ISD officials announced Monday at their Board of Trustees meeting that Tim Ford will be the district’s new athletic director, effective July 1.
Ford has been the Director of Athletics/Activities for Grapevine-Colleyville ISD since 2007 and has more than 35 years of experience in education. He takes over for Randy Mayes, who recently announced his retirement.
“I am looking forward to working with LISD’s great administrators and coaches,” Ford said. “The district is one of the best in the state and has a great structure in place. I hope to continue its tradition of excellence.”
While at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, Ford oversaw athletic programs in a 6A district consisting of two high schools (Colleyville Heritage and Grapevine) as well as four middle schools, totaling more than 250 teams and approximately 4,200 student athletes and 122 coaches.
He handled University Interscholastic League (UIL) compliance, managed athletic fields and facilities, coordinated the hiring of coaches, created schedules and communicated with booster clubs. Additionally, Ford coordinated drug testing for all extracurricular participants and oversaw the cheerleading program.
Ford directed bond work on restructuring Grapevine-Colleyville ISD locker room facilities and installing turf fields at all middle schools. He also developed a middle school athletics handbook and implemented the creation of high school water polo and middle school soccer.
“Tim Ford has a proven track record of success in education and athletics,” LISD Superintendent Dr. Stephen F. Waddell said. “I am confident his leadership and wealth of experience will keep LISD’s athletic programs among the elite in the state.”
LISD has five high schools – four in 6A (Flower Mound, Hebron, Lewisville, Marcus) and one in 5A (The Colony) – and 15 middle schools. The district has 260 teams, approximately 10,000 student athletes and employs 311 coaches. Hebron (girls soccer) and Flower Mound (baseball) won state titles in 2013-2014.
Prior to being AD at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, Ford was an assistant head coach/defensive coordinator for 10 years at Colleyville Heritage High School, where he also served as assistant track coach and taught biology.
Ford also coached football and track and taught biology at Grapevine High School (1993-1996) and Trinity High School (1986-1992). He was on the staff of Trinity’s 1992 state finalist football team and coached the state champion girls discuss thrower.
Ford began his career in 1977 at Irwin Middle School in Midlothian, Texas, and also had stops at Travis Middle School (1978-1981), MacArthur High School (1981-1983) and Euless Junior High (1981-1986).
Ford received his Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from The University of Texas at Arlington and Masters of Education Administration from East Texas State University (now named Texas A&M University-Commerce).
Ford is a member of the Texas High School Athletic Directors Association, Texas High School Coaches Association and Texas High Schools Girls Coaches Association. He and his wife, Linda, have three adult sons, Sam, Ty and Cole.