Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Author on Crimson Tide to Speak Tuesday

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Author on Crimson Tide to Speak Tuesday

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Tommy Ford, assistant athletic director at the University of Alabama and author of eight books about Crimson Tide football, will visit Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday to share stories about his experiences with Alabama athletics.

The event is free and open to the public.

Ford is a 1978 alumnus of the university. He has worked for UA since 1982, serving in a variety of roles associated with athletics and fundraising.

He currently is assistant athletics director of donor programs with the Crimson Tide Foundation, which helps fund athletic programs at UA.

Ford began his career as a sportswriter with The Crimson White, UA's student newspaper, and was its sports editor during his senior year. As a student journalist, he traveled with the Alabama football team, spending time with players and legendary football coach Paul W. …

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