Patrick Leach joined the Lobo coaching staff in the summer of 2008 as a volunteer assistant. He will work primarily with hitters and infielders. Leach spent last season as an assistant baseball coach at Stetson University in Florida.
Leach brings seven years of experience coaching college baseball at the NJCAA and NCAA Division I level.
He spent four years (2001-2005) at Daytona Beach Community College, serving as the pitching coach, recruiting coordinator and strength and conditioning coach. While there, Leach's teams collected two conference championships while maintaining a top-10 state ranking for three years.
During those four years, he was also active in collegiate summer baseball. Leach served as the pitching coach and field manager for the Kenia Peninsula Oilers of the Alaska Collegiate Baseball League in the summer of 2003.
Leach was an integral part of organizing, implementing and managing one of the first NCAA sanctioned collegiate summer leagues in Florida between during the summers of 2004 and 2005 when he served as the general manager and head coach for the Daytona Beach Barracudas of the Florida Collegiate Summer League. From March 2003 to August 2004, he was a member of the grounds crew for the Single A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs in Daytona Beach, Fla. He was also an assistant baseball coach, hitting coach, field manager and strength and conditioning coach at Paris Junior College in Texas from 2005-2006.
From May 2006 to October 2007, Leach was a professional instructor, camp coordinator and head coach for the Dallas Baseball Academy of Texas. He helped lead two 18U summer select teams to the Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, N.M.
Leach began his coaching career as a student assistant for New Mexico State Aggies during the 1999-2000 season.
His college playing career started at North Central Texas Community College in Gainesville, Texas, where he was selected first team all-conference in 1996 as a designated hitter and in 1997 as a pitcher. He finished his playing career at NMSU, where he garnered All-Big West pitcher of the week honors in 1998 and led the team in strikeouts. Leach was also inducted into the NMSU Academic Athletic Wall of Honor from 1998-2000. He graduated in 2001 with a bachelor of science in secondary education . He attended Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas. In high school, he earned All-Conference pitcher in 1994, District 6-5A MVP in 1995 and Texas High School Coaches Association All State at first base in 1995.