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Longtime coach, educator Harold Ford dies

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Longtime Clarkton High School basketball coach Harold Ford died Monday, according to posts on Facebook.

Mr. Ford also was an Army veteran and served in the Korean War.

After his service, Mr. Ford returned to Clarkton and taught at Booker T. Washington School when it was a high school. He later was an assistant principal at Clarkton.

He led his boys’ basketball teams to four straight 1-A Eastern championships in the late 1970s.

The gymnasium at Clarkton School of Discovery was named in Mr. Ford’s honor in 2001.

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