Ted Jackson

About This Inductee

Ted graduated from G.A.R. High School in Wilkes-Barre, where he lettered three years in football and was named to the 1968 UNICO All-Star Team. He lettered three years in wrestling and three in baseball where he was a two-time All-Conference second baseman. He went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Physical Education at East Stroudsburg University where he played football and baseball. Ted has coached football at Coughlin and Dallas High Schools for 37 years. He completed his 26th season at Dallas in November 2010. His overall record is 221-74-3 with a 75% career winning percentage. His teams have won 15 Wyoming Valley Conference titles, three District 2 titles, four Eastern Conference titles and the 1993 PIAA Class AA State title. Ted was named Wyoming Valley Conference Coach of the Year 14 times. He was Big 33 assistant coach in 1995 and East head coach (PFSCA East-West All State Game 2001). He has also coached wrestling at Meyers and Coughlin High Schools for 13 years, with ten championship seasons, five of them undefeated. He coached baseball at Meyers High School for five years, earning four championships. Ted has also functioned as a wrestling official for 13 years and track and field official for 7 years. He was the 2008, 2009 and 2010 recipient of The Dallas Post Best of the Back Mountain High School Athletic Coach Award. In 2010 Ted was honored by the Citizens’ Voice as the recipient of their Coach of the Decade Award. Ted recreationally has played flag football and softball on state runner-up teams. He retired from teaching in 2008 from the Wilkes-Barre Area School District after 35 years of service. Ted and his wife Sandy reside in Shavertown and have three children, Ted S. (32) and Jill (20). They are also proud grandparents of Max (4 years old) and Jared (2 years old).