Former Wichita State athletic director Ted Bredehoft dies

Ted Bredehoft made three of the most important coaching hires in Wichita State history, used camel races to sell a struggling football team and resigned his job as athletic director after 10 years of tumultuous change and NCAA probation.

Bredehoft, 84, died on Saturday, according to Downing & Lahey Mortuary.

In contrast to his colorful and controversial tenure at WSU, he lived largely out of the spotlight in Wichita after his resignation. He worked in the oil industry. In 2000, he started, with wife Susan, the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Network of Kansas after the death of his 6-month-old granddaughter.

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