Sean Ford, who served since April 1999 as USA Basketball's assistant executive director of basketball operations, was named Men's National Team director (then referred to as assistant executive director for men's programs) in February 2001.
As the head of USA Basketball's men's programs, Ford is responsible for overseeing all facets of the men's program including coordinating men's team trials, team training camps, exhibition games, international competitions and also serving as the staff liaison to all USA Basketball men's competition committees.
Hired in February 1995 as USA Basketball's manager of basketball operations, Ford was named director of basketball operations in October 1996 and in April 1999 was promoted to assistant executive director of basketball operations. Ford was responsible for overseeing USA Basketball men's and women's teams, trials and training camp logistics, including on-court game operations and transportation, as well as the ordering and distribution of apparel. Ford also managed USA Basketball's officials program, scouting library and apparel inventory.
Ford joined USA Basketball after serving as a marketing assistant in the University of Cincinnati (Ohio) Athletic Department from August 1993 through January 1995. He also worked as an intern in the Bearcats marketing and compliance departments from August 1992 to August 1993.
Earning his bachelor's degree in 1990 from Villanova University (Pa.), where he served as a four-year student administrative assistant for the Wildcats men's basketball program, Ford interned in the Georgia Tech Athletic Department sports programs division from August 1990 to June 1991. Following his stint at Georgia Tech, Ford worked at the University of Massachusetts as a men's basketball administrative assistant during the 1991-92 season, while earning his master's in sports management.
Ford also served as a member of USA Basketball support staffs for the 1994 USA Men's World Championship Team in Charlotte, North Carolina; 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival in St. Louis, Missouri; and the 1993 USA World University Games men's and women's teams in Buffalo, New York.
Ford and his wife Nora have three children: Siobhan, Kate and Luke.