Les Leggett

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Les Leggett
Sport(s) Football, swimming
Biographical details
Born (1927-09-03)September 3, 1927
Died October 14, 2011(2011-10-14) (aged 84)
Williston, Vermont
Playing career
1948–1950 Maine
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1956 Whitman (assistant)
1957–1958 Portland State
1959–1961 Adrian
1962–? Vermont (ends)
1962–1980 Vermont
Head coaching record
Overall 15–25–1 (football)

Leslie R. Leggett (September 3, 1927 – October 14, 2011) was an American football coach. His son Jack Leggett is the long-time head coach for the Clemson Tigers baseball team.[1]

Football coaching career[edit]

After graduating from the University of Maine in 1951, Leggett served as a coach at Old Town High School in Old Town, Maine.[2] In 1956, he served as an assistant football coach at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.[2] The following season, he was hired as the head coach at Portland State University.

At Portland State, he held the head coaching position for two seasons, from 1957 until 1958. His coaching record at Portland State was 6–11.[3] He resigned from his position at Portland State in April 1959 to take over as head coach at Adrian.[4]

At Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan, he held the head coaching position for three seasons, from 1959 until 1961. His coaching record at Adrian was 9–14–1.[5] Following his dismissal from Adrian, Leggett served as an assistant for the Vermont Catamounts.

Other sports[edit]

In addition to his career as a football coach, Leggett served as a coach for other college sports. At Whitman he served as head baseball coach, and at Adrian he also served as head wrestling and track and field coach from 1960 to 1962.[2] In 1962, Leggett established the swimming and diving program at Vermont and served as its head coach through the 1980 season.[2] During his tenure as head coach the Catamounts had winning records in 16 of his 17 seasons.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Portland State Vikings (Oregon Collegiate Conference) (1957–1958)
1957 Portland State 2–6 1–3
1958 Portland State 4–5 2–2
Portland State: 6–11 3–5
Adrian Bulldogs (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1959–1961)
1959 Adrian 2–6
1960 Adrian 5–2–1
1961 Adrian 2–6
Adrian: 9–14–1
Total: 15–25–1


  1. ^ "LESLIE R. LEGGETT's Obituary on The Burlington Free Press". The Burlington Free Press. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "University of Vermont - Hall of Fame: Les Leggett". University of Vermont Athletics. Retrieved November 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ DeLassus, David. "Portland State Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on April 10, 2011. Retrieved November 21, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Leggett resigns Portland post". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. April 10, 1959. p. 14. Retrieved November 21, 2011. 
  5. ^ DeLassus, David. "Adrian Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on November 21, 2010. Retrieved November 15, 2010.