Tyler Ford

NBA Experience 9th 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 officiated 463 regular-season games and 31 playoff games in eight seasons as an NBA staff official.

Ford considers his most memorable NBA assignment to be his first playoff game: the Philadelphia 76ers vs. the Brooklyn Nets in a first-round series on April 13, 2019. 

Before joining the NBA officiating staff, Ford refereed five seasons in the NBA G League. He officiated the 2015 NBA G League Finals and the 2014 NBA G League All-Star Game. 

Ford spent four seasons officiating in the WNBA. He also 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 in Sport Administration from Ball State University.

He enjoys playing golf in his free time. 

Fun Facts

Favorite TV Show Yellowstone
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 Ireland
Bucket List Play golf at Augusta National