Ted Glossop

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Ted Glossop (1934 – 31 December 1998) was an Australian rugby league footballer and coach.

Playing career

He played for the St. George Dragons for seven seasons between 1951 and 1957, mainly in reserve grade. He mostly played as a half-back.

Club and State Coaching career

He then went on to become a first-grade coach with Cronulla-Sutherland, a Premiership winning coach with Canterbury-Bankstown in the 1980 NSWRFL season and lastly he coached St. George to a victory in the 1988 Panasonic Cup.[1]

Ted Glossop is also remembered as coach of the New South Wales State of Origin team in 1980, 1981 and 1983.[2]

His son, John Glossop, was a first grade player with the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks (1975-1983).[3]

Ted Glossop was also a high school teacher and high school head master. He was promoted from a teacher at Gymea High School to principal of Picnic Point High School in 1979. As a student he attended Canterbury Boys' High School.

Ted Glossop died after losing a battle with cancer in 1998. [4]


  1. The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players. (ISBN 1 875169571)
  2. Rugby League Project
  3. Rugby League Project
  4. Sydney Morning Herald: Death Notice 2 January 1999