A man that helped shape the fabric of Northeast Mississippi Community College’s athletic department and that touched the lives of countless individuals has passed away.
W.B. “Bill” Ward, who resurrected Northeast’s football program and eventually became its winningest coach before serving as the college’s athletic director for over two decades, died at his home on Wednesday, July 25 at the age of 88.
“Coach Ward was very loyal to Northeast and one of the biggest supporters of the college,” said Northeast president Ricky Ford. “Personally, he hired me as a young coach to lead the Lady Tiger basketball program in 1981. I have been and will forever be grateful to him for that opportunity.”
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