Ted Kjolhede
Position: Hall of Fame Class of 1988
Other Position: Football, Men's Basketball, Men's Tennis; 1942-43, 1946-48, 1956-71; 1973-84
Ted Kjolhede
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 09/27/2007

Was an integral part of Chippewa athletics across five decades... was inducted into the first Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame for his efforts as a student-athlete, coach and athletics director... earned three letters in basketball and two each in football and tennis in the mid-1940s... was MVP of the 1948 basketball team that posted a 17-3 record... followed his CMU career with outstanding coaching stints at Grand Haven and Battle Creek Central... his 1954 team won the state title at Battle Creek... returned to CMU in 1956 and served as its basketball coach for 15 seasons... was the NAIA Coach of the Year in 1966 after leading CMU to a 23-6 record... three of his teams reached the 20-win barrier... was appointed athletics director in January of 1973 and served for 11 years... a product of Grant High School.