Chelsea Leonard

- Fastpitch Softball -
Pitching Instructor

Chelsea Leonard was with the Georgia Southern Eagle softball program for two seasons, joining prior to the 2015 season as the team’s pitching coach.

In 2016, the Eagles were one of just two teams in the conference to defeat every Sun Belt opponent at least once, matching nationally ranked and league champion UL Lafayette in the honor. GS went 30-27 overall with a 13-11 conference record that saw the Eagles climb as high as third in the league standings. The Eagles claimed four of their conference series, including a three-game sweep over long-time rival App State at home. The 30 wins recorded by the 2016 Eagles marked the 11th time in program history that an Eagle squad has met or surpassed the 30-win total.

Under Leonard’s guidance, pitcher Dixie Raley was named the Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year – the eighth in program history – while also earning first-team honors.

In 2014, Leonard served as pitching coach at Pitt as the Panthers played their first season in the new-look ACC. The Panthers notched league wins over Georgia Tech and Boston College, as well as a series sweep over Virginia.

Leonard joined Pitt after a highly successful collegiate career at the University of Louisville. After two injury-shortened seasons in 2010 and 2011, Leonard was able to perform at an elite level in the 2012 campaign, helping to guide the Cardinals to the Big East Tournament title and an NCAA Tournament berth. She recorded an 11-2 overall record and led the NCAA with 12 saves, which stands at third place on the all-time college softball record list.

Earning wins and/or saves against competition from the Big Ten (Michigan), SEC (Kentucky), ACC (Virginia), and former Big East (Notre Dame, South Florida), Leonard led the Cardinals’ pitching staff in 2012 with a 1.30 ERA and owns the Louisville record for most strikeouts in a game with 16 (accomplished twice). She surrendered zero home runs in 2012 and opponents batted a mere .194 against her.

Leonard’s high-quality performances extended into the classroom, as she was named an Academic All-American in 2009 and 2012, along with being an NFCA Scholar-Athlete in 2012. She was named to the Big East All-Academic Team in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

During the 2013 season, Leonard served as a volunteer assistant coach with the Bellarmine University softball program, focusing on the pitchers and catchers. She helped guide a staff, which returned only one starter from the 2012 campaign, to an ERA of 2.62 and a noteworthy 225:60 strikeout-to-walk ratio. The Knights finished the season with a 28-26 overall record in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. During that time she also acted as a student assistant coach for the Cardinals, assisting in scouting reports and mentoring the pitching staff.

Leonard has worked as an instructor at the University of Louisville Softball Camps and Clinics, as well as a private pitching instructor. Interning for National Pro Fastpitch in 2012, she was able to gain key insights into the world of professional softball.
A 2012 graduate from Louisville, Leonard earned a degree in health and human performance with a concentration in exercise science.

Pricing

PITCHING LESSON - 30m$30
PITCHING LESSON - 60m$60
* If you cannot make your regular lesson spot one week, we will work to find you a make up time during the same week as long as 24 hr notice is given and another time is available. If less than 24 hrs notice is given, or you are a no show, no make up lesson will be given and you forfeit payment for that week.
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