Lake Stevens High School has produced many great athletes and certainly one of the best is 1961 graduate Ted Werner.
Known for being a hard worker everywhere he went Ted was a standout in football, basketball, and track at LSHS. Under the tutelage of Coach Bill Hill he was the leading scorer and rebounder in the Cascade League and voted the league’s outstanding player during his senior season.
After high school Ted went on to play for another LSHS Hall-of-Fame member, Coach Marv Harshman, at Washington State University where he still holds multiple school records in basketball. He presently holds WSU records for rebounds in a single season (323), for rebounds per game during a single season (12.4), for rebounds in a conference game (24), for season rebounds in conference games (196), and for the season rebound average in conference games (13.1). His career rebound average is 3rd on the all-time WSU record list and of the 10 total games in which a player at WSU has grabbed 20 or more rebounds 3 of those belong to Ted. He was voted Most-Inspirational both his junior and senior seasons and was a PAC-8 Conference second team all-league selection in both his junior and senior years and was the 44th overall pick in the 1965 NBA draft by the St. Louis Hawks.
Ted’s basketball excellence did not end there. After playing in Bologna, Italy for 3 years Ted went on to play in the National Amateur Basketball League for the Tacoma Plywood. In 1970 Ted helped lead the Tacoma Plywood to a NABL National Title.
We are all very proud to welcome Ted Werner, a true Viking, as a member of the LSHS Hall-of-Fame.