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Ryan Leonard '97 Named Wide Receivers Coach for AFL's Chicago Rush

Ryan Leonard '97 Named Wide Receivers Coach for AFL's Chicago Rush

August 24, 2004

Ryan-Leonard.jpgAugust 24, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - Ryan Leonard, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, has been named wide receivers coach for the Arena Football League's Chicago Rush.  A news release from the team states, "Leonard, an Evanston native who played fullback at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, just completed a season as the team’s football operations intern. His responsibilities with the Rush included the coordination of Chicago’s game film, practice video and scouting reports."

 “Ryan will be a strong addition to our staff,” says Mike Hohensee, head coach of the Rush. “After working with him on a daily basis for the past year, Ryan has proven himself to be a dependable and loyal coach. Our entire staff is excited about his addition.” 

Leonard spent last fall coaching wide receivers at the University of Chicago. He has also served as a graduate assistant coach (2001-2002) at Waynesburg College (Pennsylvania), where he coached running backs and special teams while working on his master’s degree in business administration. Leonard also has spent time coaching at Benedictine University (2000) in Lisle and Loyola Academy in Wilmette (1999).

Access the news release by clicking here.