|Year:||Second year at Santa Clara|
|Previous College:||UC San Diego '06|
Ryan Leake finished his second season coaching at Santa ClaraUniversity and his first as an assistant coach in 2013.
Leake spent three seasons on current SCU Head Coach DanO’Brien’s staff at UCSD. Working as the pitching coachand recruiting coordinator Leake was instrumental in theprogram’s historic three-year run that resulted inback-to-back Division II College World Series appearances(’09 &’10), the right to host its first-everregional (’11), and an overall record of 137-38. All threeseasons resulted in both regular season conference championshipsand conference tournament championships.
Under Leake’s guidance the UCSD pitching staff led theCalifornia Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) in ERA, wins, andwalks per 9 innings in both 2010 and 2011; while boasting the CCAAPitcher of the Year in each season. In two seasons the UCSDpitching staff produced six all-conference performers, fiveall-west region members, and two All-Americans in Matt Rossman andTim Shibuya, as well as the 2011 NCAA Division II AcademicAll-American of the Year, Elias Tuma.
In 2011 Shibuya (23rd round), along with right-handedpitcher Guido Knudson (28th round), became UCSD’sfirst players to be taken in the MLB amateur draft since 2003.
Prior to his stint at UCSD Leake worked as a constructionassistant for his father (Chris), who designs and builds customhomes, and served as a pitching assistant at Palomar College in SanMarcos, CA. He then took a job as pitching coach andrecruiting coordinator at the University of Sioux Falls in SouthDakota before returning to San Diego in 2009 to assist currentMissouri coach, Matt Hobbs, with pitching and recruiting duties atUCSD. In the summer of 2009 he also worked as the pitchingcoach for the Anchorage Bucs of the Alaskan Collegiate League.
Leake played collegiately at the University of Nevada Reno(where he was named Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Yearin 2003) and UCSD, where he earned his degree in Biology. Hiscareer was highlighted by an all-conference season in 2005 and theprogram’s first-ever CCAA championship that same year. Under Head Coach Dan O’Brien and assistant coach MikeOseguera, Leake finished his three-year playing career as theprogram’s leader in saves and appearances.
In 2006 and 2007 Leake had intermittent playing stints overseaswith the Tranas Cranes of the Swedish Elite Series. As astarting pitcher and shortstop Leake was twice named a leagueall-star and led the Cranes to consecutive playoffappearances. Tranas finished each season in the European Top50.
Leake was a two-time All-State performer at Valley Center HighSchool in San Diego and has one brother, Mikey, who was a standoutsoccer, football, basketball, and baseball player. Ryancurrently resides in San Jose.