Tennessee State head coach Dana Ford enters dunk contest (PHOTO)

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Dunk contests are a big part of the Midnight Madness experience.

Since they’re cheap to produce and multiple players on each team would chance to show off in front of a large audience, they often happen with no memorable dunks or experiences.

At least at Tennessee State, head coach Dana Ford made things interesting.

The new Tigers head guy is the youngest Division I head coach and the former Illinois State guard figured he’d try his hand entering the student version of the dunk contest in Thursday’s Big Blue Madness.

According to Mike Organ of The Tennessean, the 30-year-old Ford took an alley-oop from freshman guard Charles Tucker, but missed the dunk as the ball hit off the back iron.

Here’s a photo of the 6-foot-3 Ford attempting the alley-oop:

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(Sam Jordan/Tennessee State)

Not a bad attempt from Ford and a creative and fun way to get attention for the program.