Coaches in New Places: Texas A&M’s Trisha Ford

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Given her family background, Trisha Ford never takes her status as a Division I head coach for granted. Ford’s parents, Lennie and Nancy Dean, were married at age 17 and had Trisha at age 19.

Ford, 44, was the first in her family to graduate from college, and softball has opened doors for more opportunities than Ford could have ever imagined.

“My parents both came from very rough childhoods. They should have been a statistic[…]