Don Ford - 2009 Honoree

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Don Ford Class of 1971 excelled at basketball at SBHS, twice winning All Channel League honors. An Academic All-American at UCSB, Don graduated cum laude and stays active with the university by acting as the expert commentator on both men's and women's basketball broadcasts. He played in the NBA from 1975 to 1982; playing for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers. His basketball jersey was retired at SBHS and now hangs in the JR Richards Gym. Don is a member of the board of directors of the National Basketball Retired Players Association West Coast Branch, and has been active with The United Boys Club.





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