Coach Ted Ginn lead the 2022 Cleveland Glenville Tarblooders football team to the first Cleveland Public School team to win a state championship. He has served as Head Football Coach of the Glenville Tarblooders since 1997. In 2020 Coach Ginn was inducted into the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Hall of Champions.
As a student at Glenville High School, Coach Ginn played the positions of linebacker and center for the team in the 1970’s. He started his career as a volunteer coach from 1976 to 1986. He was hired as an Assistant Coach and eventually assumed the Head Coach position, In 1997, under Coach Ginn’s leadership, the Glenville High School football team became co-champs for the East Senate League. From 1997 to 2009, Coach Ginn led the Glenville Tarblooders to eight consecutive East Senate League wins. In 1999, Glenville became the first Cleveland Municipal School to reach the State Playoffs and made 10 subsequent appearances from 2000 to 2010.
With a strong Christian background and foundation instilled in him by his grandparents as a young boy growing up in Franklinton, Louisiana, Coach Ginn was instrumental in bringing the Fellow ship of Christian Athletes (FCA) to the Glenville High School Football Program. He refers to FCA as the ‘playbook’ and places no time limits on fellowship. “FCA is part of the glue that holds my program together.”