Coach Ted Whitsel

Women's Varsity Volleyball

Entering his third season as the head coach of the Lorain County Community College women’s volleyball program, Ted Whitsel brings his experience as a coach, player, and official to the Lady Commodores. Whitsel has 20 seasons coaching high school volleyball (14 years as head coach at Brookside HS, 3 years as JV coach at Keystone HS, and 3 years as JV coach at Cleveland Heights HS), 17 years coaching JO volleyball (currently director of the JO Northern Ohio Volleyball Club based at LCCC), 27 years as a volleyball official at the high school, JO, and collegiate levels, and over 30 years playing indoors and outdoors around the area.

In his first season as head coach at LCCC in 2014, Coach Whitsel led the LCCC Volleyball Team to a runner-up finish in the DIII NJCAA National Championships, losing by the narrowest of margins in the 5th game of the Championships by a score of 16-14.  The team again returned to the NJCAA National Tournament in 2015, finishing 5th in the country. 

Whitsel (’84) attended Thiel College where he received a BA in chemistry. He then became a graduate assistant at the University of Hawaii before accepting a position at PPG in Cleveland with their automotive coatings division for the last 29 years. Before coming to Cleveland, Whitsel was born and raised in Huntingdon, PA where he attended high school and married his wife, Kelly. Kelly (’84) played volleyball and softball for Robert Morris College. The Whitsel’s have lived in Sheffield Lake for more than 25 years where both of their daughters, Kyleigh and Kady, attended Brookside HS and played volleyball.

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