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Kevin Leslie, who rowed for SJU from 2011 to 2015, re-joins the Hawks as a full-time assistant coach for men's rowing during the 2016-17 season.
He most recently served as an assistant coach with the Archbishop Carroll High School rowing program for the past year-and-a half.
He began his career at Saint Joseph’s as a walk-on before earning an athletic scholarship in 2014. Leslie was a member of the Varsity 8 that placed third at the Bergen Cup in 2014 and 4th at the Bergen Cup and sixth at the Kerr Cup in 2015.That crew also reached the semifinals at the 2015 Dad Vail Regatta. He was voted by his teammates to the position of team commodore his senior year and was named the team’s Most Outstanding Performer that same season.
Leslie, who received his degree from SJU in business administration with a double major in finance and risk management and insurance, has worked in financial services and most recently as a financial planning analyst at eMoney Advisor.
A native of Malvern, Pa., and graduate of Great Valley High School, Leslie earned recognition on the SJU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll all four years.
“I am excited to have Kevin back on Hawk Hill as a member of our coaching staff. Kevin started his rowing career as a Hawk and has been doing an outstanding job working with young athletes at Archbishop Carroll High School the last two years,” said head coach Mike Irwin. “The ability to hire a coach who has an intimate knowledge of the culture of the rowing program is a big asset for our athletic department. Kevin was a team leader as a senior and worked his way from novice to varsity athlete over four years. His work ethic and dedication towards achieving success as a student-athlete were a positive example for everyone in the boathouse.”