Welcome to Dan Ford Sports history
InHi football fans. My name is Dan Ford. I’m a high school sport historian living in southern Colorado. You can email me at email@example.com. I graduated from Aztec High School, New Mexico in 1966. By 1977 I was working in Albuquerque and drifted over to the UNM library to look up some scores for a retiring coach of mine. One thing led to another and I have been keeping football records of the Land of Enchantment ever since. I probably have the most comprehensive volume of records on New Mexico high school football anywhere.
I retired after a 44 year banking career that has taken me to several Colorado towns, Albuquerque and even to Alaska during the 1980s. During those travels I have always satisfied my curiosity about the state or communities by researching the sports history of the area.
I have published books that can be purchased through Amazon.com and at https://www.createspace.com as well as other websites. They are titled "The History of New Mexico High School Football". Volume I is a 200-page narrative on the history of the sport dating back to 1892 and concluding with the 100th anniversary in 1991. Annually I update subsequent volumes (beginning in 2011 with Volume II) by adding the just-completed football season and other features. These books explain the changes in nomenclature over the years and other significant changes. These annual volumes have every score of present schools as well as some defunct schools going back to 1950. Volume VIII includes the 2016 season.
I also work with my buddy, Mike Magers, a Lovington grad who now lives near Dallas, Tx. Mike has a blog to which I contribute occasionally with high school football stories. You can see my posts along with many other interesting historical pieces at https://nmsportsblog.com.
In the Summer of 2017 I am considering publishing a booklet (or two) on Bayfield, CO football and Durango, CO football. I spent much of my winter gathering data at the Durango Library which is the only place you can find old newspaper copies of local interest and information.