Dr. Ted Leland retired from University of the Pacific as the Director of Athletics in 2017. While at the university, he helped secure the largest gift in school history as the University announced a $100 million bequest and reinvigorated the annual giving program for the athletics department.
Mr. Leland also held the position of Director of Athletics at Stanford University. From 1991-2005 Stanford won 57 national championships, yielding Leland the distinction of having won more national college championships that any other AD in NCAA history. These championships were won in 14 different sports, also an achievement unmatched by any other AD in NCAA history. Finally, Stanford won six National titles in 1996-97, giving Leland the honor of having won more championships in one year than any other AD in NCAA history.
Leland has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of eight different organizations including University of the Pacific, Chabot College, Stanford University and Stockton Hall of Fame.