Ted Woodward joined the UConn Foundation and UConn athletics development staff in October of 2014. In his role as the Associate Director of Development for Athletics, he focusses his fundraising efforts on major gifts, annual gifts and planned gifts. His efforts are focused on capital projects, donor engagement and former student-athlete philanthropy.
Woodward, who graduated from UConn in 1989 with a master's degree in education (athletic administration), brings with him 28 years of Division I men's basketball coaching experience. In 1986, he began his career as an assistant coach for Hall of Famer Jim Calhoun. During his three years in Storrs, the Huskies captured the 1988 NIT Championship, which helped to propel UConn men's basketball to national prominence.
Following his time with the Huskies, Woodward went on to coach at Harvard, Central Connecticut and Maine. After spending eight years as an assistant coach for the Black Bears, Woodward was named the head men's basketball coach in August of 2004. In 2010, he was named CollegeInsider.com America East Coach of the Year and was a national finalist for the Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award.
In addition to his time on the court, Woodward has been an active member of many NCAA, Conference and University committees throughout his career.
Woodward graduated from Bucknell University in 1986 with a bachelors' degree in economics. A Suffern, N.Y., native, Woodward is married to Linda Emery. The couple has two children, Jillian (22), a senior at Salve Regina University, and Tommy (20), a sophomore at UConn.