Ted Alan Fowler attended the University of Arizona through his Junior year, until he was drafted for the Korean War. After serving his time in the Navy he finished up his education at Arizona State University in 1955 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Ted does however, have many fond memories of his three years at U of A while attending on a baseball scholarship and being active in the Gamma-Rho Chapter of Kappa Sigma.
Ted was a very involved student at U of A. Not only was he playing baseball for the Wildcats and on the fraternity intramural baseball team, but he was also working in the bookstore, and as linen man for Papago Hall. His athleticism had him working in the P.E. Department for the school also.
Ted has taken his degree in education and his talents in sports and made it his career. He has spent 40 years as a high school teacher and baseball coach, teaching at Peoria, North Phoenix, Mesa, and Round Valley High Schools. In those 40 years he has been recognized by the Arizona Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame and the Arizona Coaches Hall of Fame. He also received a 25 year achievement award from the American Baseball Coaches Association.
Kappa Sigma instills a strong sense of community involvement in its members, and Ted has not forgotten that. He served as a Curriculum Consultant for Mesa Public School, as well as a Driver and Traffic Safety Educator, and Elementary Physical Education Consultant. He is a retired member of the Optimists Club, and is active in the Elder Presbyterian Church.
He gladly sends funds to support Kappa Sigma and Wildcat Baseball. Ted enjoys attending University of Arizona homecoming events and is a recipient of the 50 year membership certificate. He proudly says that his “certificate of membership has been on display in his office, wherever I has lived for all to see for over 50 years.”
Currently, Ted resides in Phoenix with his wife Kaye, and their 16 year old son, Koby. That certificate hangs in his office at the Life School College Preperatory Liberty Campus where he works as their physical education teacher.