Bishop Seabury Academy has named Ted Juneau as its new girls basketball coach.
Juneau spent part of last season helping Lawrence High’s boys basketball team and was also an administrator at Tulsa University, helping the men’s basketball program where Danny Manning, whom Juneau coached in high school, was the men’s basketball coach.
At Seabury, Juneau will replace Keith Smith, who resigned and will continue coaching closer to his home in Olathe, according to Seabury athletic director Eric Nelson.
“Coach Juneau is an exceptional and proven leader, and we feel privileged to bring him on board,” Nelson wrote in a statement. “I am excited to see what coach Juneau can build. I think he is a perfect fit for this team and look forward to see what the winter holds.”
Juneau was also a former athletics director and men’s basketball coach at Haskell Indian Nations University and a former boys basketball coach at LHS for several years in the 1980s.
So what made him want to get back into coaching?
“An itch I couldn’t quite get rid of,” Juneau said. “I would have been happy to go back to LHS, to go back and do what I was doing there (last winter). This opportunity just presented itself, and to me it was just a better opportunity of time for what I wanted to do.”
Juneau will still be employed full-time by the Lawrence school district and will only be coaching at Seabury.
“I’m just looking forward to it,” Juneau said. “I think it’s going to be a great opportunity to teach the game that I really love.”