Name: Ford Dyke
Sport: Team Handball
Event(s): Indoor (Retired) & Beach (Active)
Height: 6'4
Weight: 205
DOB: 11/21/1988
Hometown: Jupiter Beach, Fla.
High School: Jupiter High School
College: University of North Florida (B.A.), Auburn University (M.Ed. & Ph.D.)
Team/Club: Atlanta Beach Handball
Coach(es): Robert Hedin & Michael Hinson
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 North American & Caribbean Handball Confederation (NORCA) Championships - 1st (Alternate) (Trinidad & Tobago)
  • 2019 Copa Internacional de Balonmano Playa Volcán -3rd
  • 2018 North American & Caribbean Handball Confederation (NORCA) Championships - 5th
  • 2017 Handball Super Series - 3rd (Quebec, Canada)
  • 2016 Pan American Championships - 7th (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • 2016 Aquece Rio International Handball (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • 2015 American Open Beach Handball Championship - 2nd
  • 2014 American Open Beach Handball Championship - 3rd
Personal: Has applied his unique athleticism to Xtreme Sports participating in sports such as, Surfing, Skateboarding, BMX, Skimboarding, Aggressive Inline, and Wakeboarding…Competed as a basketball player throughout high school…Decided to focus solely on academics in college, which led to graduate studies at Auburn University…Met former Men’s National Team head coach Javier Garcia-Cuesta and 1984 Team Handball Olympian Reita Clanton while pursuing his Master’s degree…Began training for Team USA (Team Handball) in September 2013 and was named to the Men’s National Team Athlete Pool shortly thereafter…Competed in the 1st Annual American Open Beach Handball Championship in Gulf Shores, Alabama…Immediately felt connected to beach handball from his previous experience competing in beach sports…Was named to the Team USA Beach Handball Athlete Pool in 2019.