Leigh Leonard is in her second year as the graduate assistant for the Freed-Hardeman softball program. She works with the pitchers and coaches first base.
Leonard spent one year at NCAA Division I Southeast Missouri State before transferring to Oklahoma Christian University for her final three years. In 2009, her first year at OC, she was named the Sooner Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year. In 2011, she went 17-4 in the circle with 2.18 ERA while playing in one of the strongest softball conferences in the NAIA. She also struck out 127 batters in 128 innings and hit .291 with 19 RBI while leading Oklahoma Christian to its first 40-win season.
She finished her collegiate career with 44 wins and 339 strikeouts.
Leonard prepped at Marshall Co. (Ky.) HS where she was an all-region selection and a participant in the East/West Kentucky All-Star Game and the Kentucky/Tennessee All-Star Game.
Freed-Hardeman Lady Lion head coach Todd Humphry is entering his 13th season with the program, having rebuilt the program from scratch since his arrival in 2000.
After leading a young squad to a third-place finish in the TranSouth Conference in 2011, the Lady Lions continued their trend of improvement winning 29 games and finishing runner-up in the conference tournament. FHU won 12 of its last 17 games to close the season and set a program record for the most runs scored in a season.
In a three-season stretch from 2007 through 2009, FHU went 96-41 with two appearances in the Region XI Tournament and a runner-up finish in the TranSouth Conference Tournament. Since 2005, the Lady Lions are 258-191 under Humphry's leadership.
In addition to directing the team's successes on the field, Humphry has also overseen several upgrades to the program's facilities including the construction of a press box and in-ground dugouts.
Humphry started coaching softball at Harding Academy in Memphis, Tenn., in 1992, where he helped to build and develop what was then a young program. He is also the head volleyball coach at FHU where his team has won back-to-back-to-back TranSouth Conference regular season titles in addition to conference tournament championships in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
A 1989 graduate of Harding (Ark.) University, Humphry played on the Bison baseball squad for two seasons. He and his wife, Susan, have three children: Emily, 15; Jared, 13; and Allie, 8.