FUNERAL SERVICES will be held Saturday at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 57th and Race streets, viewing from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by the service, for former Overbrook High basketball coach Ron Ford, who died last Saturday.
As the school's first African-American basketball coach, Ford guided the Panthers for six seasons ending in 2002. His first and last teams advanced to the Public League quarterfinals and his overall record was 59-84.
As a player, Ford helped Thomas Edison earn a spot in the PL semis in 1958 and was the Inventors' leading scorer in a 49-45 loss to Germantown.