Glenn T. Ford, Jr.
A message from Glenn Ford, CEO i-DareU
Our CEO and Founder, Glenn T. Ford, Jr. is a man of vision and passion for young people. Ford is known by many as a “DB GURU” and has earned the reputation of an outstanding tactician, organizer, motivator and leader. These qualities and his vision have garnered the attention of colleges around the country. Ford’s consistent approach and disciplined leadership are the reasons that athletes from i-DareU are known for their determination, resilience and grit, and, oftentimes, Ford’s athletes overshadow others at college camps and workouts.
Ford graduated in 1994 from Carver High School in Columbus GA, where he was named an All-American and earned an athletic scholarship to the University of Georgia. Ford, who had a successful college football career, was a four-year lettermen and three-year starter for the Bulldogs. As a student-athlete, Ford also obtained two college degrees (BS), in Consumer Economics and Housing Development. Ford played professional football but his career ended abruptly after sustaining a major injury during a pre-season game. Instead of giving up on football, Ford decided to channel his energies in the community by developing young men to reach their fullest potential and using that potential to get a free education.
Ford recruited a coaching staff of over 40 years of combined experience to assist him in his venture of helping young men to overcome their socioeconomic challenges, focus on their goals and accomplish their dreams of attending college. Today, i-DareU is recognized as one of the premiere training programs in the country thanks to his efforts.