Ted Greenhouse Takes Over Illinois Institute of Technology Swimming & Diving Programs
CHICAGO, Ill. -- The Illinois Institute of Technology has announced the appointment of national championship water polo coach Ted Greenhouse as head coach of the Illinois Tech men’s & women’s swimming and diving teams.
Greenhouse comes to IIT after spending the past 10 years at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. as an assistant coach for men’s and women’s swimming, as well as head coach of the institution’s nationally-ranked water polo team.
"I'm extremely excited to welcome Ted Greenhouse to lead our swimming and diving program," noted IIT Director of Athletics Enzley Mitchell IV.
"He has worked in a very successful program at Lindenwood University for 10 years and has been an integral part of the winning tradition there. Ted is committed to our students and helping take our program to even greater heights. I’m happy to have Ted as part of our athletics team and look forward to the continued success of IIT swimming and diving."
A three-time national qualifier in the 1,650 at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., Greenhouse brings with him a wealth of coaching experience dating back to 1973.
The head men’s and women’s swimming, diving and water polo coach from 1973-74 at DeSmet Jesuit High School, he held the same titles at Triton Community College from 1974-75. From 1977-79, he led the aquatics programs of Normandy High School in St. Louis, Mo., before leading the aquatics programs at Lee Summit High School in Kansas City from 1988-90.
Excellence has been the hallmark of Greenhouse’s career as he coaches seven swimmers to become national qualifying marks at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) level.
In water polo, he ranks as one of the most successful coaches in the past decade in the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA), leading the Lindenwood Lions to four Missouri Valley Division Championships with crowns in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009.
A three-time Division III National Collegiate Club Coach of the Year (2004, 2007, 2008), he guided the Lions to a banner year in 2009 as the Lions placed fifth at the National Collegiate Club Championship hosted by the University of Florida following back-to-back-to-back Division III National Collegiate Club Championships in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
"I believe that every student athlete at the NAIA level has the ability to succeed, both in the classroom and in the pool," noted Greenhouse.
"I am very happy, honored and privileged to be at IIT in a position to coach bright talented student athletes."