Ted is entering his 21st year as General Manager for the LumberKings and 35th overall in professional baseball. In 2010, he was named the Midwest League's Executive of the Year as a result of guiding the LumberKings to their second-best attendance in franchise history (123,553). He oversaw the $4 million renovation made to Ashford University Field during the 2005 off season which has helped attendance growth each season.
Prior to joining the LumberKings, Ted spent four seasons as General Manager for the Butte, Montana Copper Kings of the Pioneer League. He earned Executive of the Year honors in 1996 while guiding the rookie short-season team to its first playoff appearance in seven years and its largest attendance in its franchise history.
Ted began his professional career in Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1984 before joining the Memphis, Tennessee Chicks in 1985. He handled the media operations for Bo Jackson's debut in professional baseball in 1986, as well as Jim Eisenreich's return to baseball in 1987. Ted then worked for Huntsville, Alabama's AA team in 1992 and as Assistant General Manager for the Jackson, Mississippi AA club.
Ted is married to Ruth and is the proud parent of sons Brett and Lucas.
Get to know Ted:
Favorite Sports Teams? Green Bay Packers & University of Wisconsin Badgers.
Favorite Sports Moment? My Sons' baseball games, watching Roberto Clemente play baseball & The Ice Bowl.
If you could spend the day with any one person, deceased or alive, who would it be? My father.
Favorite Movie and/or TV Show? The Natural, On Golden Pond & The Weather Channel.
Unforgettable LumberKings Moment? Opening Day 2006 & 2010 Midwest League Championship Series.
Best item on the Ashford University Field concessions menu? Everything.
Sporting event you would like to see in person in your lifetime? The running of the bulls in Pamplona.
Outside of work, you can find me.... Comtemplating life's mysteries.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you were older? Neil Armstrong
Favorite place to be in Clinton, IA? The ballpark.
Quote to live by? "Don't confuse efforts with results", "There's a big difference between free speech and cheap talk" & "The thing that I call living is just being satisfied with knowing I got no one left to blame"