West Point Graduate, New Satellite Scorpion Head Coach Ted Kimmey Has A Lifetime Of Accomplishments At 31
By Alan Zlotorzynski, Assistant Editor Space Coast Daily // February 11, 2017
FULL RECORDED INTERVIEW WITH COACH KIMMEY
BREVARD COUNTY • SATELLITE BEACH, FLORIDA — The Satellite Scorpions Football program hasn’t experienced much success over the past 10 seasons.
In fact, its been nearly two decades since they made the postseason.
With a record of 33-79 since 2006, the Scorpions best season was a 5-6 mark in 2013 under then coach Andrew Disney. Disney resigned in 2014 and was replaced by former Cocoa Beach head coach and Disney’s assistant coach, Mark Carstens.
After three consecutive 3-7 seasons, Carstens stepped aside in late January and in his place stepped a member of his staff Ted Kimmey.
Coach Kimmey, now 31, joined Carstens in 2014 as the offensive line coach and moved up to offensive coordinator before being promoted to head coach on January 31.
Wins and losses at the high school level isn’t the ultimate judge of a coach’s success.
— Coach Kimmey (@CoachKSatty) February 1, 2017
ABOVE VIDEO: Coach Ted Kimmey announces he is the new head football coach at Satellite High School
While athletic directors, alumni and student bodies want to see more W’s than L’s on Friday nights, shaping and molding character, integrity and preparing young student athletes for what comes next in life is more important.
No one could be more prepared to do that for the Scorpions than Ted Kimmey.
Originally from Delaware, Kimmey graduated High School at Orlando University in Central Florida. From there, Coach Kimmey would attend The United States Military Academy at West Point.
Kimmey played offensive line at West Point for former Georgia Tech and San Diego Charger head coach Bobby Ross and did well during his four years on the field but Kimmey’s accomplishments off the field turns heads.
ABOVE AUDIO: Entire interview with Satellite Head Coach Ted Kimmey
At West Point, Kimmey received a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering & Leadership Development and did so with a 3.01 GPA.
He was honored on the Dean’s List from 2006-2008 and published a chapter in the book “The Psychology of Courage,” which is based on his leadership & human development thesis.
After graduating from one of the service academies, it’s not off to the beaches to celebrate as most graduates do, West Point Graduates join “The Long Gray Line”, which is a mark of distinction, representing high achievement and the promise of outstanding, ethical leadership.
That line includes five years of service in the Army, starting as a commissioned second lieutenant.
Upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 2008, Kimmey was commissioned in the United States Army’s Air Defense Artillery.
As a leader of men, coach Kimmey’s crews certified to the highest and most difficult Patriot standard as defined by the Army’s Missile Defense Policy and Doctrine Command. This had never been achieved in the unit’s history and it has yet to be accomplished since.
Kimmey deployed twice to Israel in support of the largest US-Israeli military exercise in history and served in many leadership capacities while strengthening bonds with allied partners.
In 2010 Kimmey was named Missile Defender of the Year, which is awarded to the top Missile Defense officer, trainer, educator and leader in the United States Army for that fiscal year.
Other military awards Kimmey was honored with include the Army Commendation Medal, given for exceptionally superior professional performance of duties in both deployed and garrison environments.
Kimmey also earned the Brigadier General James Shipton Award, given to the top Lieutenant/Captain in the US Army’s Missile Defense Branch.
Current Astronaut high senior and football player Ken Willoughby recently signed to attend West Point. He only did so after reaching out to coach Kimmey during the process.
Accepted to the Harvard Graduate School during the Fall of 2013, Kimmey had to defer his enrollment due to a family member’s illness.
Kimmey is married and has two beautiful children. Aside from coaching at Satellite, Kimmey also teaches English.
While Brevard County may not have the talent on the field that other areas of the state possess such as Miami, Tampa and Jacksonville, the coaching in the county is considered some of the best anywhere in the country.
The addition of Kimmey to the head coaching ranks in the county only bolsters that claim.
Great football programs in Brevard County weren’t always great. Cocoa’s John Wilkinson and Viera’s Kevin Mays suffered growing pains before turning their programs into perennial winners.
It takes great men and coaching to lead young student athletes and while building character and integrity and molding young men is a given with coach Kimmey, a winning program won’t be far behind either.
Get excited Satellite fans, the future of football and those impacted by Ted Kimmey is very bright.
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