The Pipeline's Fuel: Ted Ginn Sr.'s Comeback Story

By Jordan Wagner on February 10, 2014 at 10:17p
Tedd Ginn Sr.

Ted Ginn Sr. has been helping kids reach their dreams of playing football at the next level, including over 20 prospects heading to Columbus, for years. Ginn Sr. has made Glenville into an Ohio State pipeline. 

Pancreatic cancer put his coaching career at risk, but he has worked back to continue his work with the Glenville Academy. The amount of kids that he has helped is remarkable and it doesn't look like he plans to stop. 

You won't want to miss this thirty minute documentary on Ted Ginn Sr from Joe Catullo



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Buckeye Elite's picture

One of the greatest Ohio High School coaches ever. He has changed and impacted so many lives in Cleveland. 

"Clear eyes, Full heart, Can't lose!"
                                  - Friday Night Lights

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DC-town's picture

Pancreatic cancer is rough no matter who you are, best of luck coach- cant imagine the time commitment while going thru that-  respect to the staff and players for stepping their game up 

'Piss excellence' -RB

+4 HS
703Buckeye's picture

I had the pleasure of meeting Coach Ginn while I was visiting Cleveland a few years ago. He is one of the kindest and friendliest people you could ever talk to, made me feel like he was excited to have the chance to talk to me... very humbling moment for me.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

+3 HS
MN Buckeye's picture

You have been an inspiration in your battle with cancer and in leading young men in life, Tedd Ginn Sr. Thank you!

+3 HS
teddyballgame's picture

Heck of a year for Mr. Ginn.  Congrats on your victories on and off the field!

+4 HS
Seattle Linga's picture

I applaud him for his mission - He helps young boys become real men off the football field

+3 HS
patriot-missile's picture

Ginn Sr. has shown that he is as tough as nails!  Beating pancreatic cancer is truly amazing.  I have no doubt that his love of the kids and The Ohio State University helped get him through the real tough times in that battle.  God bless Mr. Ginn.  And thank you for all that you do for your community and our beloved university.  

Kellen Winslow - Where can I get a sweater vest like yours?
Jim Tressel - Hit the weight room and you can borrow one of mine.

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Ashtabula's picture

He gets a ton of deserved credit for "The Pipeline", but many may not realize how many other kids he sends to smaller DI and DII schools as well.  Plus, he has increased recruiting for all of the Senate League schools.  

+2 HS
zacisone's picture

The lives he has affected, and the lives he will affect in years to come. He is an amazing coach and man! Go Bucks!


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trock's picture

I could listen to him talk all day long.

+2 HS
BuckeyeNation_330's picture

I met him in 05' during the Glenville vs Massillon Washington playoff game, one of the nicest coaches I have ever met would've been honored to play for him.

"Bleed Scarlet, Die Gray"

+2 HS
Hovenaut's picture

Nice look at of Ohio's great high school coaches. I know he's done much for the OSU football program, but it's good to read the impact he's had on so many beyond those under his tutelage/sent to Columbus. Glad to hear he's doing well.

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Jpfbuck's picture

you are so right about the guys who are not just Buckeyes

take this year as an example, beside the 3 guys coming to Columbus, he sent another to Indiana and another to Kent St, then he also had 1 go to College of Mt St Joseph in Cincy, Hiram, Northeastern OK A&M, Findlay, Notre Dame College in Cincy

that's 10 guys getting schollies to play after HS, that is huge for kids!!! and their futures...

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BuckeyeB9B82501's picture

Up votes for everyone for the respect for 1 of the best coachs to ever teach, coach, mold, develop many young men on and off the field. Truly an angel by his side. God bless and thank you so very much for being the man that you are. Having the ability to be a very special coach and a father figure to so many young men. To many more years of being special and touching so many lives. GO BUCKS!!!

Buckeye Dynasty starts in 2014 baby !!!!!! GO BUCKS !!!!!!!! O - H - I - O