Oct. 18, 2004
PROVIDENCE, RI - Michael LeBlanc has been named the head women's varsity and men's club skiing coach at Brown. LeBlanc joins the Bears after coaching stints at UMass and the Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation.
The Assistant Program Director and Alpine Ski Coach at the Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation since November of 2003, LeBlanc worked with the Junior 1,2 and 3 programs, developing athletes from age 13-21. Before heading to the Nevada-based Foundation, LeBlanc served as the Men's and Women's Alpine Ski Coach at UMass from January of 2001 to May of 2003.
While at UMass, LeBlanc was instrumental in guiding the women's team to an Eastern Division title as well as a National Championship, the first National Championship season for the school. In addition, he guided the men's team to a second place finish at the Eastern Championship, and a seventh place finish in the national standings. Combined, LeBlanc coached 13 All-America selections at the 2003 USCSA National Championships.
A 2000 graduate of Plymouth State University with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies - Outdoor Experiential Education/Health Education, LeBlanc is currently scheduled to complete his M.ED. in Higher Education Administration from UMass this fall. He competed on the Varsity Ski Team at the University of New Hampshire from 1997-1998 and on the Varsity Ski Team at Plymouth State from 1999-2000.