Ted DeLeon could easily be considered the dean of high school basketball in Fairbanks after a 31-year coaching career that spanned 675 games from 1962 to 1993. In 1990, he led West Valley High School to the ASAA Class 4A state championship and was named Coach of the Year. It was the last Fairbanks team to win a 4A title. DeLeon compiled a career record of 404-271 at West Valley and Eielson. He started at Eielson in 1962 and coached the Class A champions in 1966 and 1974. He was voted Fairbanks Sportsman of the Year in 1974. Away from the hardwood, he coached high school wrestling, football and track and field. DeLeon was instrumental in establishing the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches and served as a president of the organization.