Kingston & District Sports Hall of Fame

Edward Carson

Nickname: Ted
Birth: February 16, 1947
Home Town: Barrie
Inducted as: Builder
Inducted for: Volleyball,
Inducted in: 2024


Born in Barrie and raised in Peterborough, Ted moved to Kingston in 1971 and since has been involved in local sports as a coach, organizer, administrator and official, most notably in volleyball.

As an elementary school teacher, Ted coached volleyball, basketball, cross country and track and field. He established the Breakers Basketball in Ernestown Township and founded the Ernestown Oldtimers Hockey Club and the former Puck’n’Ball Tournament, which surpassed 40 years. Ted, an original member of the Amherstview Golf Club (1971), continues to enjoy this lifelong activity.

In a six year span at Ernestown Secondary School, Ted coached the junior girls’ volleyball team to four Kingston Area Secondary School championships and the junior boy’s team to one title. His teams won four silver medals in that same six-year span.

Ted has also been a volleyball official since 1974, and is admired in the local volleyball community for his exemplary character, relentless commitment, and dedication to his sport and the players involved. A coach in the Pegasus Volleyball Club for more than 20 years, he served on the Executive of the club from 1997 until 2017. In 2007-08, he coached the U17 Girls team to the National D2 Volleyball Championship.

He helped build youth volleyball in Kingston and his lifetime commitment to sport has positively impacted generations of young athletes in our community. He has also encouraged many to stay involved in the sport after playing. Remarkably, this is Ted’s 60th year coaching and officiating.

Ted has been recognized with the Peterborough Teachers College Citizenship Award (1970), Ontario Municipal Recreation Association Award (1992), The Limestone District School Board Outstanding Service Award (2002), KASSAA Jr. Girls Volleyball Trophy named for Ted Carson (2002), the Kiwanis Club Builder Award (2005), Ontario Volleyball Recognition Award (2005), The Hawk Award from the Pegasus Volleyball Club (2012), and in 2016, the Ontario Volleyball Achievement Award.