Coaching Women Made Me A Better Communicator
Coach Ted Minnis recently became the winningest coach in Harvard water polo (@HarvardH2OPolo) history for both the men’s and women’s programs. On the men’s side, Minnis won his program-best 100th game on the opening day of the 2016 season against then-No. 10 UC Davis. Minnis is also the all-time leader in wins for the women's water polo program with 111 total wins, surpassing Chris Hafferty’s total of 81 wins during the 2014-15 campaign. Minnis is also certified as a Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach®.
Here, Minnis accredits his communication skills to coaching girls early on in his career. He explains that coming from the boys' side he had to learn how to communicate more clearly and effectively without raising his voice. The school motto was "Women learning, women leading," and he attests those 12 years coaching and teaching to his success as a coach today.