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Leroy Mendenhall
Coach, Grade 6 Girls - Division 2


General Background

Retired – with career spanning from High School Educator / Coach, to University Counseling Center & Student Life Director, to Corporate Leadership / Organization Development Professional in the private sector, to an independent Business Transformation Consultant for large public sector agencies and medical enterprises.

Leroy received his B.A. in English and Psychology from the University of Kansas and his M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.  Whether as a player or coach, he has been involved with sports (basketball, track, football, or soccer) his entire adolescent and adult life.  In high school, he was aVarsity player on the high school championship basketball, as well as track, teams and, in college, ran Track for the University of Kansas.

Presently, Leroy has three grandchildren who participate in multiple McLean Youth Athletic programs to include:  Soccer, Basketball, Softball, Baseball, and Football.

Coaching Background

Leroy’s experience encompasses being a high school Assistant Varsity Basketball, Football, and Track, as well as Head Junior Varsity Basketball, Coach for boys.  At the middle school level, he has coached both girls’ basketball and boys’ football.  For developmental teams (spanning 6 thru 12 years of age), Leroy has coached (both boys and girls) in basketball as well as soccer. 

Specifically, with respect to McLean Youth Basketball, Leroy has coached at each of the Development, House, and Select Team levels.  For the Development League, he has been either Head or Assistant Coach for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade Boys’ Teams; for the House League, he was Head Coach for 4th Grade Girls’ Team; and for the Select League, an Assistant Coach for 5th and 6th Grade Girls’ Teams.  In addition, during the past three summers, he has served as the Head or Assistant Coach for the 5th and 6th Grade Girls’ Matrix / AAU Teams. 

Coaching Philosophy

Leroy encourages players to examine their existing abilities, assume a shared responsibility for their own growth, and take risks in learning techniques that are critical toward acquiring new competencies.  His principal objective is to advance each player’s capability in executing fundamental offensive and defensive techniques that contribute to individual achievement along with team accomplishment. 

Ultimately, he desires, not only to enhance player skill, but to increase their self-esteem and confidence -- eventually enabling their improved competitiveness at the next level.