Maurice Ford is a high school basketball coach.
Ford was coach at Parker High School for 12 seasons, until his resignation on June 25, 2009. He led the Thundering Herd to the final four in the state basketball championships in 2002, 2008, and 2009.
In 2004, Ford was accused but never charged with any wrongdoing in the recruitment process of his player Walter Sharpe, who ultimately signed with Mississippi State. In 2010, Ford was named in an NCAA investigation into the eligibility of former Kentucky and Parker player Eric Bledsoe. Ford is alleged to have recruited Bledsoe to Parker after Hayes High School closed, and to have paid the rent on the home in which Bledsoe and his mother moved to be eligible to play for Parker.
- Sims, Bob (May 20, 2009) "Parker's Maurice Ford questions whether John Wall-to-Kentucky is good for his star player, Eric Bledsoe." Birmingham News
- Beaudry, Paul (June 26, 2009) "Parker High basketball coach Maurice Ford resigns, expects to coach at J.O. Johnson in Huntsville." Birmingham News
- Thamel, Pete and Thayer Evans (May 28, 2010) "N.C.A.A. is looking into former Kentucky player". New York Times
- Solomon, Jon (July 7, 2010) "Eric Bledsoe relative, friend say they paid rent, not prep coach." Birmingham News