Jim Ward, the longtime track and field, football and wrestling coach at Baltimore's Northwestern High, died of a heart attack Thursday night in Buffalo, N.Y., while attending a church service. He was 54.
Ward taught physical education and health at Northwestern from 1969 to 1984. His track teams won 11 Maryland Scholastic Association titles. His wrestling teams went 65-15, and his football teams were ranked in the Top 20 for nine seasons.