OBITUARY

Edward Ted Harvey Newland III

December 13, 1927April 4, 2019

Edward ‘Ted’ Harvey Newland, age 91, passed away on Thursday April 4, 2019. Ted was born December 13, 1927 in Los Angeles, California.

A celebration of life for Ted will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at UC Irvine, Crawford Court, Irvine, California 92617.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.pacificviewcalifornia.com for the Newland family.

Services

1 June

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

UC Irvine

Crawford Hall


Irvine, California 92617

REMEMBERING

Edward Ted Harvey Newland III

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Randy Parole

April 19, 2019

"Coach" was the reason I became an all american Goalie at NHHS. I trained with him in the weight room and with his older guys my Sophomore Summer year, taking a beating all summer, and spending an hour a day on the leg press machine, with everyone else circuit training, while I never moved from the leg press next to "Coach".
He lived for his "Guys", and you could feel that every time you were around him.
In the later years, my wife and I frequently went to dinner at Santa Monica Seafood, and would see both "Coach" and Anne there. Of course "Coach" always enjoying his pint of beer. We enjoyed seeing them and always talking about old times. He remembered everything about the "Old Days". We noticed that they stopped coming there toward the end of last year, and I was worried that maybe father time was catching up to him ......... you see, just like his knees, it was just the body he was living in that gave out in the end. One thing is for sure, "Coach" always gave unselfishly to all the Guys he coached, they were his life.
I will miss you "Coach" I can't wait to join your team, when we meet again ..........

Anne Newland

April 10, 2019

Ted with grandfather and sisters

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1965 Corona Del Mar H.S. Yearbook

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Sunset at Crystal Cove

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Ted and Sisters
Peggy, Nancy, Ted, Trisha Newland

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1965 Corona Del Mar H.S. Yearbook

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Ted and Sisters
Peggy, Nancy, Ted, Trisha Newland

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World University Games 1995

Biography

By Dan Albano, OC Register

Legendary former UC Irvine men’s water polo coach Ted Newland, known for mentoring a generation of young men as much as his Hall of Fame record, died Thursday night at age 91.

The three-time NCAA championship coach affectionately known by his players as “the old man” was on hospice care and died of natural causes at his Costa Mesa home after being visited by his three children, two of his grandchildren said.

“While it’s sad he passed, he lived a phenomenal life,” said Newland’s grandson, Ty Newland, who played at UC Irvine for his grandfather. “He was very impactful in the community and with young people.”


Newland coached UC Irvine for 39 years, leading the Anteaters to national titles in 1970, 1982 and 1989, six NCAA runner-up finishes and 21 trips to the NCAA final four.

The 1982 squad went 30-0 and featured former Corona del Mar water polo coach and Olympian John Vargas, now the Stanford men’s coach.

Newland also helped produced 11 Olympians. He stepped down at UC Irvine in 2005 at age 77 as collegiate water polo’s all-time leader in coaching victories with a 714-345-5 record.

Newland remained closed to the program as Coach Emeritus. He coached his son, George, and and five grandsons at the school.

“Coach Newland was the godfather of UCI water polo and a legend in the water polo community,” said Dan Klatt, the Anteaters’ women’s water polo coach who played for Newland and became an Olympian.

Newland also coached U.S. teams several times at the World University Games but it was his relationship with his players that also became a major part of his legacy. Players called him “the old man” because he also served as a strong father-figure who preached self-discipline and self-respect.


“You came in (to the program) as a boy and he hoped you’d leave as a man,” said grandson Harvey Newland, who also played at UC Irvine. “That was his ultimate goal.”

Newland stressed intense physical conditioning throughout his career. Even in his 70s, he enjoyed challenging players to push-up contests. He was known to work out before his teams’ early-morning practices.

Developing players was another strength. Newland’s UC Irvine teams often took pride that they featured players who were from lesser-known high school programs or who were lightly recruited.

Olympian Jeff Powers served as one of the brightest examples, arriving from San Luis Obispo, not known at the time as a hotbed of water polo. Powers joined UC Irvine products Rick Merlo, Ryan Bailey and Tim Hutten (Los Alamitos) on the 2008 Olympic team that captured the silver medal, ending the U.S. medal drought from 1988.

“He could find these diamonds in the rough and transform then into great players,” said Powers, who cited Oregon product Dreason Barry as an example. “He made you believe in yourself and made you put in the work.”

But the common thread throughout Newland’s career remained his bond with his players, many of whom were fiercely loyal to the “old man.”

“He loved his players and made it clear that he loved you,” Bailey said. “He would do anything he could to help his guys.”

“We all loved him so much,” Powers said. “We’re all hurting right now.”

Newland’s death Thursday followed the death in December of renowned Newport Harbor water polo coach Bill Barnett, a two-time U.S. Olympic coach. Barnett, 76, often credited Newland, who coached at Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar before UC Irvine, for inspiring his work ethic.

A memorial service for Newland has been scheduled for June 1 at UC Irvine’s pool. A time has not been determined