#WittWed: Eddie & Wendy Williams Ford

It was the 1970s. We wore bellbottoms and platform shoes. The sounds of the Spinners, Carly Simon, and many others could be heard on campus.

Eddie, a Wittenberg basketball player, shared a house with another basketball player and three football players. Frequently, they hosted parties. Wendy attended one of the parties with some of her friends. Eddie asked her to dance. They continued to dance, laugh and talk at the party.
We have been dancing, laughing and talking for over 35 years. Thanks Wittenberg!

Eddie graduated from Wittenberg in 1975 and Wendy a year later. They later married and decided to make Springfield their home. Both are retired teachers and administrators from the Springfield City School District. The couple has two children, Lindsay and Tyler.

Eddie, born in Dayton, Ohio, excelled at basketball and was a member of the Concerned Black Students. He was a four-year starter for the Tigers after earning a spot as a walk-on. During his collegiate career, Wittenberg posted four-year records of 78-26 overall and 40-9 in their conference, winning three regular season titles and three conference tournament crowns. Eddie led the Tigers in scoring both his sophomore and junior seasons and finished his career with 1,025 points earning him a spot in Wittenberg’s Athletics Hall of Honor in 2012. A team captain in 1974-75, he also helped Wittenberg to three NCAA Division III tournament appearances, including a berth in the quarterfinal round during his senior year. Eddie also enjoyed an illustrious career as head basketball coach at Springfield North for 19 years. He currently serves on the Developmental Disabilities of Clark County Board.

Wendy is originally from Springfield and was a 1972 graduate of South High School before attending Wittenberg. During her time at Wittenberg, she served on the Union Board and was a member of Concerned Black Students. She currently serves on several boards and is vice president of the Wittenberg Guild.

Eddie '75 and Wendy Williams Ford '76

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