||Jim Ford (“Chief”)
Jim was a founding member of the Diamond State Classic Foundation and Tournament. A great official, he was known for his fairness and knowledge of the game; calling state championships in the boys and girls divisions. As a member of the committee, he was instrumental in running the tournament from it’s inception in 1990. Due to his illness, Jim could not devote as much time and energy to the tournament over the last few years, but he made it a point to present the Jim Ford Award each year to a deserving player.
Obituary from Legacy.com