Castilleja's Minnis takes polo jobs at Harvard Sports, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Jul 6, 2010 at 1:54 pm
Ted Minnis wanted so much to win a Central Coast Section water polo title with his Castilleja team. He looked forward to being thrown in the water and letting the championship just soak in. For Minnis, this was an ultimate goal on the high school level. It's a goal that will go unrealized for Minnis, who on Friday officially was named the new men's and women's water polo coach at Harvard University.
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Posted by coach, a resident of the Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park neighborhood, on Jul 6, 2010 at 9:55 pm
I remember Ted in the 90s as a basketball referee in the Burgess youth league. He worked a few games for the third graders I coached, at 7 a.m. on Saturday no less. He knew how to connect with the players and always took time to explain the finer points of the rules and help them acquire confidence in their skills. After a game with Ted as referee, the boys would go around repeating "now what did you just do?" in imitation.
He stands out in my memory as one of the most exceptional people I've encountered in kids' sports, and I am not surprised to hear that he has done so well.