WILLIAMSBURG – Frank Leoni, who spent the last seven years with the Tribe baseball program, resigned the head coaching position on Friday afternoon. William and Mary Athletics Director Terry Driscoll will begin a national search immediately and no timetable has been established to name a successor.
“I met with Frank and decided it was in the best interest of both parties to go different directions,” Driscoll said. “We would like to thank him for his dedication over the last seven years at William and Mary. Moving forward, we want to reaffirm our commitment to the current and incoming baseball student-athletes.”
Leoni spent the last seven seasons at the helm of the Tribe program and posted a 196-178 (.524) overall mark, including 96 Colonial Athletic Association victories. In total, 10 former W&M athletes signed professional contracts under Leoni, and the Green and Gold program produced each of the last two CAA Pitchers of the Year. Three Tribe players earned All-America honors on seven occasions over Leoni’s tenure to go along with nine All-East selections and 18 All-CAA honorees.
“I appreciated my tenure in Williamsburg, but the time has come to pursue new challenges,” stated Leoni. “I am proud of what has been accomplished and am confident I am leaving the program well positioned for continued success. Moving forward, I am excited about beginning the next chapter in my coaching career.”