Head Coach - Men's Basketball/Assistant Professor, Physical Education
- 1140 Umpqua College Rd
Roseburg, OR 97470
Physical Education Complex
Daniel Leeworthy enters his first year as Head Coach for Men’s Basketball at Umpqua Community College. His experience includes both NCAA division 1 and 2 institutions and has 9 years of College Coaching experience.
“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. His responsibilities included basketball operations, scouting, and video coordination. The Bobcats turned in a 35-30 combined record and earned a berth in the inaugural College Basketball Invitational in the 2008. 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 15 collegiate players to go on to play professionally.
Leeworthy graduated from BYU-Hawaii with a degree in TESOL with a minor in Exercise and Sports Science, and a Master's Degree 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.