Duane Ford is a Holderness grad and long-time faculty and coach who grew up in Ithaca, NY where he watched with joy and wonder the Cornell University hockey and lacrosse teams both coached by famous coach Ned Harkness. After an All-American high school lacrosse career at Holderness, he played football, hockey and lacrosse at Middlebury, winning the ECAC lacrosse championship his freshmen year and achieving All-American his senior year. Proudly captain of both football and lacrosse his senior year, Ford is most proud of winning the Baggataway award in lacrosse his final two years which is given to the player that plays with the most “spirit” as the Native Americans would appreciate. Ford subsequently went on to 12 years at Tufts coaching football and lacrosse, before moving to Holderness with his wife Lori and four kids in 1994 (all of whom graduated from Holderness). His total coaching experience is 36 years - 16 years at the college level and 20 years at the high school level.