Coach Ted Bergman is in his 4th season as a Lacrosse Coach at Harvard University, where he has led the goalies and has helped lead the defense to tremendous success. In 2022 Coach Bergman helped lead the Crimson back to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2014, and mentored Kyle Mullin to All-Ivy honors for the first time in his career. Defensively, he helped lead the defense to the 4th best CT/game in the nation. In 2020, he coached the goalies to the 3rd best saves/game average in the nation (14.75) and a top 15 save percentage (56.7%), Coach Bergman also significantly improved the Crimson's Goals Against Average (11.25) during the 2020 COVID shortened season. In addition, Coach Bergman helped Harvard boast the 4th best Man Down unit in the country, holding opponents scoreless on 86.7% of their extra-man opportunities.
Coach Bergman was recruited to Harvard following a successful year coaching at Cleveland State University where he helped lead the Vikings to their first winning season in program history, doubling their win total from the previous year while owning the nation's best ride. Bergman, a standout lacrosse goaltender at Division III powerhouse Wesleyan University, also has significant experience playing and coaching overseas.
Bergman was named National Goalie of the Year in 2017, earning the Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. honor from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. He was the first Wesleyan goalie to be selected a First Team All-American as he led his team to its first NCAA Final Four appearance in a decade. As team captain, Bergman led the Cardinals on a program-record 20-game winning streak in his final season.
Prior to his Harvard appointment, Bergman spent five summers living in Israel where he helped develop and coach lacrosse at the grassroots level. He was an assistant coach for Uganda at the 2018 World Championships and served as the head coach for the inaugural Slovenian national team at the 2016 European Lacrosse Championships in Hungary. Bergman has also spent time in Kenya, Belgium and Poland coaching and facilitating lacrosse while developing young minds and winning attitudes.
Bergman also spent two seasons playing in the Israel Premier Lacrosse League. He earned league MVP honors and was a two-time All-IPLL First Team selection. Following his playing days, Bergman served as the commissioner of the league, which featured players from seven different countries.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wesleyan University in 2017, where he was the chair of the Economics Honors Society, Coach Bergman received a Master of Arts in Public Policy in Conflict Resolution and Mediation from Tel Aviv University in 2018. Coach Bergman is currently finalizing his 200 hr Yoga Teacher certification through the Yoga Alliance.
Bergman has taken the lessons learned as an Ivy League Coach, MVP, First Team All-American, Certified International Mediator and Yoga Instructor to create Never Rattled. This unique motivational method helps people achieve personal, and collective success.