Kingston & District Sports Hall of Fame

Ted Batchelor

Birth: March 13, 1937
Home Town: Belleville
Inducted as: Builder
Inducted for: Basketball,
Inducted in: 2023


A native of Belleville, where Ted excelled in both basketball and softball, he was educated at the University of Western Ontario where he was named the most valuable player on the men’s basketball team in 1958-59. Ted came to Kingston and in 1968 enrolled in St. Lawrence College. He was named team captain and most valuable player all three years he played with the college, two of those seasons the team was undefeated and East Division champions. Ted graduated as the all-time leading scorer over a three-year Ontario College Athletic Association career. However despite his player resumé; it was as a coach that Ted was most renowned.

A teacher in the college’s business administration program, Ted became the varsity coach in 1971 and held the position for 17 years during which time he became known as someone who earned the respect of his players, officials and coaching peers. His teams compiled a 200-67 won-lost record, won four Tier II championships and a silver medal at the Tier I Ievel. Ted was named Coach of the Year in both Tier I and Tier II and he was the only Tier II coach to successfully challenge a Tier I school for a spot in the top division playoff tournament, which he did twice.

After winning two senior provincial championships with Kingston teams as a player, Ted won two more as a coach. He won five awards from the Province of Ontario for coaching and is a member of the St. Lawrence College Hall of Fame.