Tyler Ford

OFFICIAL #39
NBA Experience 6th season
Born June 8, 1985 (Lima, Ohio)
Resides Lafayette, Ind.
High School Allen East (Lafayette, Ohio)
College Ball State University '07; M.A. '09

Tyler Ford has refereed 233 regular-season games and four playoff games in four seasons as an NBA official. He considers his most memorable assignment to be a dramatic game between the Golden State Warriors and Utah Jazz on Nov. 30, 2015.

Before joining the NBA, Ford spent six seasons in the NBA G League, where he officiated the 2015 NBA G League Finals and the 2014 NBA G League All-Star Game.

Ford also spent four seasons officiating in the WNBA. He officiated Division I college basketball for three seasons in the Big Ten, Mid-American Conference and Summit League.

The Ohio native served as the Assistant Director of Intramural Sports at Purdue University from 2009-15. Ford holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ball State University in Sport Administration.

Fun Facts

Favorite TV Show Homeland
Favorite Movie Remember the Titans
Favorite Musician Old Dominion
Favorite Book Power of a Positive Team
Favorite Meal Steak
Favorite App Netflix
Would Most Like To Visit Hawaii
Bucket List Play golf at Augusta National