Ted Belisle is entering his eigthth season on the coaching staff at his alma mater. Belisle was a captain on BSU’s 2000-2001 team, the program’s second year at the Division I level and its final season under legendary head coach R.H. “Bob” Peters.
Belisle serves as Bemidji State’s recruiting coordinator, oversees the program’s forwards and assists in the day-to-day operations of the team monitoring academics, strength and conditioning programs and video.
Belisle came to BSU for the 2003-04 season and has helped the team to its first three 20-win seasons in BSU’s Division I era (2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06) and to the championship game of the CHA Tournament in five of six years with back-to-back championships in 2005 and 2006. He was on the bench when BSU captured its first Division I-era conference title with a 2005 CHA regular-season crown and helped guide the first CHA program to make consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament (2005, 2006) an to the Frozen Four in 2009.
Belisle has recruited or helped recruit BSU standouts such as Matt Climie, BSU’s career leader in goals against average, shutouts, a two-time First-Team All-CHA pick and the 2005 CHA Pre-Season Player of the Year, now a member of the Phoenix Coyotes oraganization, as well as Tyler Scofield, Cody Bostock, Matt Read, Dan Bakala, Brad Hunt and 2010 CHA Rookie of the Year selection Jordan George.
Belisle joined Tom Serratore’s staff after a two-year stint as a scout and assistant coach in the United States Hockey League. After serving one year on the scouting staff for the Sioux City Musketeers, Belisle spent the 2002-03 season as an assistant with the Sioux Falls Stampede. There, he oversaw recruiting, coached the team’s defensive corps and was involved in budget management and day-to-day team operations.
Belisle served as interim head coach for the Stampede for the last eight games of the 2002-03 season. He took over for Tony Gasparini, who left his position as head coach in March 2003 in a mutual agreement with the franchise. The Stampede went 3-5 under his guidance.
Belisle played four years at Bemidji State from 1997-2001, during the program’s transitional era into Division I. He played 90 games at forward during his career, scoring 10-12=22 points.
The Belisle File
Birthdate: Dec. 1, 1976
Hometown: Nipigon, Ontario, Canada
Alma Mater: Bemidji State 2001
Family: wife, Jennifer