Head Coach - Men's Basketball/Assistant Professor, Physical Education
- 1140 Umpqua College Rd
Roseburg, OR 97470
Physical Education Complex
Daniel Leeworthy enters his second year as Head Coach for Men’s Basketball/Full time Faculty member at Umpqua Community College. His experience includes both NCAA division 1 and 2 institutions and has 10 years of College Coaching experience.
“I am excited to build on the foundation we established last year with my first recruiting class here at UCC. We have 13 freshmen and one of the most diverse teams I have ever had or seen with Black, White, Asian, Hispanic, Polynesian, and also two Australian’s on the Team.”
Leeworthy accepted the position in September of 2013 and became one of the youngest College Coaches in the nation at age 32. “I accepted this position at UCC because of the great community, and the beautiful campus. The Basketball facilities are very good, and I firmly believe we will be able to build a program that will become a standard of excellence for college basketball in the nation here,” said Coach Leeworthy.
Leeworthy comes to UCC from Western State Colorado University where in his 4 seasons as Head Assistant Coach helped the team improve every year. From 2012-13 the team recorded, for the first time in 15 years, consecutive seasons of double digit conference wins. They were able to have signature wins during his tenure over #3 Metro State and #17 Fort Lewis. The 2012 and 2013 recruiting classes were considered two of the most talented in school history.
Before arriving at Western State, Leeworthy spent two seasons at Ohio University as a graduate assistant under John Groce (currently head coach at the University of Illinois) and Tim O’Shea (Bryant). His responsibilities included basketball operations, scouting, and video coordination. The Bobcats turned in a 20 win Season in 2007-08 and earned a berth in the inaugural CBI. He worked with a number of all-conference players as well as Mike Allen who led the MAC in Assists. In the summer of 2008, he served as director for the program's summer camps which boasted nearly 1,000 participants over 5 camps.
The Australian native started his collegiate coaching career at his alma mater, BYU-Hawaii, where he was an assistant coach from 2005-07, both seasons the Seasiders finished second in the Pacwest Conference. In 2006-07, he helped guide the Seasiders to a 20-8 record and a spot in the NCAA Division II Tournament. He also coached then freshmen of the year Lucas Alves and winner of the Daktronics DII 2008-09 player of the year.
Leeworthy also has coaching experience in Prep basketball, having served as head coach of the Waverley Falcons in Australia. He has coached at various camps across the country, including the Boston Celtics, BYU, Air Force, Ohio, and BYU Hawaii.
In addition to these feats Leeworthy has coached 18 collegiate players to go on to play professionally.
Leeworthy graduated from BYU-Hawaii with a degree (B.A) in TESOL with a minor in Exercise and Sports Science, and a Master's Degree (M.S) in Recreation and Sports Science: Coaching Education at Ohio University.
He and his wife, the former Lindsay Yamauchi of Hawaii, have two boys, Jaron and Madsen.
Coach Leeworthy says he is “excited to see student athletes achieve the program’s goals of:- 1. Graduate from UCC 2. Transfer to a 4 year school 3. Build Life skills that will last a lifetime 4. Build excitement in the community 5. Win Championships.”