About the Coach
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Chris Leicht begins his sixth season as the head coach of the women's tennis team at Wilkes University. Chris is a 2000 graduate of Bloomsburg University, earning a degree in Business Administration. He also earned his MBA at Bloomsburg University. Leicht is also the men's tennis coach at and serves as the Director of the Recreation and Athletic Center (RAC) at Wilkes.
Last season Leicht, who was named the Freedom Conference Coach of the Year for the second year in a row, guided Wilkes to their second consecutive conference title and tied the school-record for wins. The Lady Colonels finished the campaign with an overall record of 18-3 and garnered a berth in the NCAA Division III Championship. In 2005 Leicht led the Lady Colonels to an overall record of 12-4 and a berth in the Freedom Conference playoffs. The 12 victories by the squad established a school record and Leicht was once again named the Freedom Conference's Coach of the Year.
During his inaugural season as the head women's tennis coach in 2003 Leicht led the Lady Colonels to an overall record of 5-6. The 2004 squad fashioned a 6-6 record overall. Leicht has also guided the men's tennis squad to five playoff berths in the last six seasons, including conference runner-up finishes in both 2004 and 2005.
Prior to arriving at Wilkes Chris spent three seasons as the head boy's coach at his alma mater, Danville Area High School. During his stint at Danville, Chris compiled a career record of 57-4. His teams won both the League and District IV titles in his final two years. During both seasons Danville advanced to the state semifinals before falling by identical 3-2 scores.
In addition to the team accomplishments, Chris helped guide individuals to the state tournament as well. In 2000, the top Danville doubles team placed second in the District, earning a state berth. 2001 brought even better results, as the number-two doubles team from Danville beat the number-one doubles team from Danville in the District finals. During the 2002 season the top team from Danville won the District doubles title.