Joe Leslie begins his 11th season with the Brown coaching staff, coaching the Bears’ tight ends for five years, after two years (2005, 2006) as wide receivers coach. Leslie was also the Brown recruiting coordinator for several years. He came to Brown after working with the offensive line at Dartmouth for 11 years.
Leslie coached and developed Colin Cloherty ‘09 to become the top tight ends in the Ivy League. In 2009, Cloherty played for the Indiannapolis Colts, who advanced to the Super Bowl. Cloherty is now with the San Francisco 49'ers.
Leslie helped develop an exciting group of wide receivers at Brown – Paul Raymond ‘08, Colin Cloherty ‘09, Buddy Farnham ‘10 and Bobby Sewall ‘10 – an outstanding group who all earned All-Ivy honors in 2007.
A 1972 graduate of Dartmouth, the Tucson, Arizona native played for three straight Ivy League Championship teams for the Big Green from 1969-1971. In 1971, Leslie was an All-East offensive tackle and earned first team All-Ivy and All-new England honors.
Leslie began his coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at Dartmouth in 1972, and followed that up with coaching stints at New Hampshire, Penn and Boston University. From 1976-82 he was an assistant coach at New Hampshire. He then became the offensive coordinator at Penn for the 1983-84 season, both Ivy titles for the Quakers. Leslie then spent two years at BU where he was offensive coordinator and coached the offensive line.
Leslie holds two master’s degrees, one in secondary school administration from Maine (1975), and a second in counseling from New Hampshire (1988).
All-Ivy Players Coached by Leslie
- 2005 Jarrett Schreck (First Team WR)
- 2007 Colin Cloherty (Second Team TE)
- 2008 Colin Cloherty (First Team TE)
- 2013 Andrew Marks (Second Team TE)