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 Andrea Leonard
Andrea Leonard
Position:
Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Northern Michigan University

Andrea Leonard enters her seventh season at Boston College, compiling an 80-107 mark over the last six years. In 2004, she led BC to its first 20-win season in program history and first postseason appearance in the Big East in 11 years. This also marked the first winning record by BC volleyball in conference play. Last season she guided the Eagles to an 8-24 overall record and a 2-18 mark in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The Eagles battled through a difficult year in 2008 but managed to earn important conference wins against North Carolina State and Maryland.

In 2006, Leonard helped Allison Anderson earn first team All-ACC for the second consecutive year, 2006 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division I All-Region East Team, as well as 2006 AVCA Division I All-America Honorable Mention. Anderson also was honored by being named to the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Training Team in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Leonard started the 2004 season with the program's first win over Rhode Island in 13 years. The Eagles went on to win the first annual Big East Challenge with wins over Rutgers and Connecticut. BC also became the first conference team to sweep Notre Dame in regular-season play at home since 1984, snapping a 58-game Irish win streak. Leonard also coached BC's first Big East Libero Player of the Year in Allison Anderson

Prior to BC, Leonard finished a five-season tenure with the University of New Hampshire, where she led the Wildcats to several postseason appearances. Under Leonard's guidance as an associate head coach in 2002, UNH went 23-11 winning the America East Conference Championship and made an NCAA tournament appearance.

She has also played many roles as an assistant coach, serving as an AVCA Assistant Coaches Committee member, and as an AVCA Co-Chair. While at UNH, Leonard served as recruiting coordinator, academic coordinator and an NCAA Compliance coordinator while being associate head coach.

During the summer of 2003, Leonard coached with Bring It Promotions and two teams from the U.S. in the fourth Annual Sibillini Tournament in Comunanza, Italy. Leonard's Under-20 American team competed against teams from the Czech Republic, Slavia Bratislava, Slovakia, and Hungary and finished a strong third in the tournament. Prior to UNH, Leonard served as an assistant coach at Ferris State University.

Leonard is a 1991 graduate of Northern Michigan University. A four-year scholarship player, Leonard was a setter and an outside hitter. In her junior and senior year, NMU took home the Greater Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship, and made the NCAA Elite Eight (1993).

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