LeBlanc became the first African-American to be named a head coach of a WVU athletics team in 2006 when he was hired to lead the Mountaineers men's soccer program. Since then, LeBlanc has guided WVU to four NCAA tournament appearances and a Big East title in 2006. Just as importantly, the men's soccer team has had a GPA of 3.0 or higher every year LeBlanc has been in charge.
In 2000, LeBlanc graduated from Penn State with a degree in economics. After graduation, he became an assistant coach for the Nittany Lions.
He is a member of the Black Soccer Coaches Association (BSCA) and serves on the Leadership Council for the Black Soccer Coaches Committee. In addition, LeBlanc held a position as the Big East representative on the NSCAA/adidas Division I Men's National Ranking Committee from 2007-11. He also is a member of the Black Coaches Association (BCA), has served on the NSCAA/adidas Northeast Ranking Committee and served from 2007-09 on the NCAA Regional Advisory Committee. LeBlanc served on the NCAA Certification Committee on Gender Equity and Diversity and WVU's 2020 Strategic Planning Diversity and Inclusion sub-committee.
LeBlanc was named to The Dominion Post's 100 Most Influential people in 2007, while also serving as a leading mentor in the WVU Leadership Studies Program and has served as an adjunct member of WVU's Fieldcrest Hall Advisory Board. He was instrumental in the creation of the oneWVU initiative, which promotes diversity among all races of students, faculty and staff through fellowship on WVU's campuses.
Bio and photo courtesy WVU Department of Athletics