Tennessee State has hired Illinois State assistant Dana Ford as its men's basketball coach. Ford succeeds Travis Williams, who was fired last month after going 23-40 in two seasons. Tennessee State went 5-25 this season. Tennessee State is introducing Ford at a news conference today. Ford worked at Tennessee State from 2009-11 as an assistant under former coach John Cooper. Williams became coach in 2012 after Cooper left for Miami (Ohio). Ford spent the 2011-12 season as an assistant at Wichita State and has been at Illinois State his last two seasons. He played at Illinois State from 2002-2006.
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