“I’ve known Ted for more than 25 years and consider him a focused and dedicated individual and even better, an ethical and honest person … almost to a fault,” said Purdue men’s basketball head coach Matt Painter, a high school teammate of Ted’s at Delta High School located in Muncie, Indiana.
“I’ve worked with a lot of coaches/players over the last few years and I can assure you that Ted is very self-motivated, always striving to achieve success.”
He was the long-time Plymouth High School girls’ freshman head coach, and was also an assistant coach for the eighth grade boys’ team at Lincoln Junior High School and the fifth grade boys and girls head coach at Jefferson Elementary School.
“In watching Ted as a basketball coach, it is obvious that he knows the Xs and Os and the strategies of coaching basketball, but to me his main area of expertise is that he knows people,” legendary Plymouth High School boys’ basketball head coach Jack Edison said. “He is a ‘people’ person who relates well to parents, administrators, faculty, and most especially young people.”
Ted is also the president and founder of Prairie View Therapeutic Group Homes, Inc., in Plymouth.
He and his wife, Joni, and their daughters, Bethany, Kennedy and Lucy, live in Plymouth.