John Ford’s Techniques of Officiating class at Garden City High School will have Major League Baseball umpire Todd Tichenor, a Holcomb resident, as a guest speaker at 2:10 p.m. Monday.
Tichenor is a GCHS graduate and a former student of Ford’s. He also is a Garden City High School Hall of Fame member. Tichenor is a graduate of Garden City Community College.
Some of the highlights in Tichenor’s career as an MLB umpire are being named to the All-Star Game crew. He was an umpire in the 2015 Wild Card Playoff Game between the Oakland A's and Kansas City Royals, and was one of several MLB umpires that worked the World Baseball Classic in March in China. This past season, he was chosen to work the National League Championship Series and was the home plate umpire in Game 1. In 2016, he worked the National League Division Series, again working home plate in Game 1. He was also an assistant replay official during the 2016 World Series.