Ted Mandell is a faculty member in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame where he teaches film and video production. He also pens a regular column on popular culture and all things media related for the Indianapolis Star. Ted received his Bachelor of Arts from Notre Dame in 1986 and Master of Arts in Broadcasting and Film from the University of Iowa in 1989.
Ted has produced video segments on college football for Prime Sports Network and the College Football Hall of Fame. His documentary on little league baseball, I Coach Wendy's, can be found in the library at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
Although he spent four years
as a member of the Notre Dame Marching Band, Ted has never set foot on
the gridiron as a player. Which means at age 41, he still has four years
of college eligibility remaining. His only athletic claims to fame are
a four year, 59-game winning streak as a little league baseball coach,
and his plastic trophy as part of the 1998 World Whiffleball Championship