After 10 seasons and 243 career wins as a head men's basketball coach, Mike Leeder is leaving his seat on the court for the Georgia Southwestern State University Hurricanes.
Since June 2014, Leeder has served in a dual role as head men's basketball coach and athletic director. He will remain as the University's athletic director, focusing his attention on and raising funds for all 10 Hurricane sports.
Leeder has been head men's basketball coach for the Hurricanes since 2006. Under his leadership, GSW has placed 12 players on the Peach Belt All-Conference men's basketball team. He has coached two PBC Freshmen of the Year, 10 PBC Players of the Week, and GSW's first All-American in any sport during the department's NCAA era. Leeder was named the 2010-11 PBC Coach of the Year.
GSW has spent 13 weeks in the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Coaches Poll during his tenure, and Leeder has steered the Hurricanes to a pair of NCAA National Tournament appearances.
Previously, Leeder served as head men's basketball coach at Longwood University (1999-2003); associate men's basketball coach at Kentucky Wesleyan College (1998-99); head men's basketball coach and athletic director at Thomas University (1994-98); and assistant basketball coach and recruiting coordinator at Tallahassee Community College (1990-94).
Leeder holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Florida State University, and a Master of Science degree in education from Nova Southeastern University. He and his wife, Jodie, have two children, Michael and Alyssa.