Scott Ford recently finished his fifth season as an Assistant Coach with the Admirals, helping the club to the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy for having the AHL’s best regular season record in 2019-20.
Ford went behind the bench prior to the 2015-16 season and has had a hand in guiding the Ads to the post-season in four out of his five seasons. During his tenure Milwaukee has accumulated a 206-119-30-12 record, good for a .619 winning percentage and a pair of Central Division titles.
One of the most popular players in Admirals history, Ford wrapped-up an 11-year playing career back in 2015. He spent parts of seven seasons with the Admirals, including two as team Captain, and his 378 games played are the second most in club AHL history. The Fort St. John, BC native posted 14 goals and 31 assists for 45 points, a +37 rating and 577 penalty minutes—also second most in team AHL history. Ford is one of just two defensemen since 2004 to finish the season +20 or better. (+24 in 2011-12).
Overall during his playing days Ford skated in 522 AHL contests, totaling 65 points (18g-47a) and 762 penalty minutes for the Admirals, Peoria Rivermen, Cleveland Barons, Providence Bruins, and Bridgeport SoundTigers. He also skated in 172 ECHL contests where he had 50 points (13g-37a) to go along with 293 PIMs. He helped guide the Dayton Bombers (2007) and the South Carolina Stingrays (2015) to the Kelly Cup Finals.