Ted Reeve


  • Sport: Lacrosse and football
  • Born: January 6, 1902 in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nickname: The Moaner


  • 1923 – Member of the Toronto Argonauts (football)
  • 1924-30 – Member of the Toronto Balmy Beach team (football)
  • 1924-27, 1930 – Won the Ontario Rugby Football Union Championship
  • 1927, 1930 – Won the Grey Cup (football) with the Balmy Beach team
  • 1929, 1930 – Won the Mann Cup (lacrosse) with the Oshawa Generals and Brampton Excelsiors
  • 1959 – Inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
  • 1961 – Won the National Newspaper Award for excellence
  • 1963 – Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame
  • 1966 – Became a charter member of the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Edward “Teddy” Reeve (1902-83) – nicknamed The Moaner – was a triple threat in sport as an athlete, coach and journalist. In 1924, following a season on the Toronto Argonauts football team, Reeve helped form the Balmy Beach Club in his eastern Toronto neighbourhood, where he led the club to two Grey Cup wins. During the 1930 Grey Cup match, Reeve displayed his dedication to the team when he played with a broken collarbone. Reeve also played lacrosse and helped both the Oshawa Generals and the Brampton Excelsiors win the Mann Cup for senior men’s lacrosse in 1929 and 1930. He became a professional lacrosse player in 1931 and played with the Montreal Maroons alongside Lionel Conacher. After he retired as a player, Reeve coached the Queen’s University football team from 1933 to 1938. During his time with the team, they won three Yates Cup Championships. He also coached the Montreal Royals (1939), the Toronto Balmy Beach (1945-46) and the Toronto Beaches-Indians (1948) football teams. In addition to playing and coaching, Reeve was a sports columnist for the Toronto Telegram and the Toronto Sun newspapers.

Learn more about Reeve on the Canadian Football Hall of Fame website. 

Read more about Reeve on the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame website. 

See a photograph of Reeve enlisting in the Sportsmen Battery with Conn Smythe on the Archives of Ontario website.