Leurck has been a high school baseball coach for 20 seasons, most recently the Head Varsity Coach at Lakota West. During his three seasons at Lakota West, he accumulated a record of 55-27 including a GMC title and advancing to the OHSAA Final Four. Prior to Lakota West, he coached for one year at Talawanda and 16 years at Oak Hills High School at both the JV and Varsity levels.
"I am extremely excited for this opportunity to come back home and run the La Salle Baseball program," says Leurck. "There are so many great things going on at La Salle and it is an honor to be part of the tradition and history of the Lancer Baseball program."
After graduating from La Salle, Leurck continued his baseball career in college. He attended Shawnee State and played on their baseball team for one season. After that season, he transferred to Northern Kentucky University where he played for three additional seasons. During his senior year, he was voted a senior captain and awarded the GLVC All Academic Team. He graduated from NKU in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a minor in Health.
"Leurck is a perfect fit to lead our program," say Athletic Director Keith Pantling. "He has experience as a head coach, a winning pedigree, familiarity with our school and community, and his values are aligned with our mission and vision at La Salle."
As a coach, Leurck has earned multiple recognitions including the Coach of the Year Award from GMC, Enquirer and Journal News. He also was named the Southwest Ohio Assistant Coach of the Year in 2013. As a player at La Salle, he earned the Baseball Lancer Award.
Leurck has been a Health and Physical Education teacher with Oak Hills School District since 1999. He currently teaches at Bridgetown Middle School. Leurck and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Harrison, OH and have three children: Lydia, Lauren and Luke.
Leurck's official start at the school will be July 1 pending the completion of all Archdiocese of Cincinnati hiring guidelines.
La Salle is located at 3091 North Bend Road in Green Township and has served students from the Greater Cincinnati area since 1960. The school website is www.lasallehs.net. Follow us on Twitter @LaSallePride and Facebook facebook.com/CincinnatiLaSalle
MISSION: As a Catholic School in the Lasallian tradition, La Salle High School prepares young men to achieve their full potential in body, mind and spirit.
VISION: Students will be guided to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.
Lakota West: 2016-2018
Oak Hills: 1999-2014
GMC Coach of the Year
Enquirer Coach of the Year
Journal News Coach of the Year
SW Ohio District Assistant Coach of the Year