Leda Levine, Massachusetts- November, 1995
Leda has been a teacher/coach since 1974 at Holbrook High School and East Bridgewater High School. She is currently at Mansfield High School. During her career, she has coached field hockey basketball, and softball. During 21 seasons of coaching field hockey, she amassed a record of 218-100-62. Her basketball record is 26-15, and softball is 52-48.
She has been affiliated with the Massachusetts South Sectional Field Hockey Association, the Massachusetts State Field Hockey Coaches Association, the Bay State Games, and the Special Olympics. She has also served as president of the Field Hockey Coaches’ Association. Under her leadership, many sport programs were initiated, including summer leagues, coaches’ clinics, senior all-star games, and sportsmanship and scholarship awards. Leda is also certified as both an ASA Fast Pitch and Slow Pitch Official. In 1976, she served on the committee for the equalization of coaching salaries at Holbrook High School.
Her teams have participated in numerous league tournaments and post season play, including, in Field Hockey: South Shore League Champions and South Sectional Finalists, 1977; South Sectional Finalists, 1987; Hockomock League Champions, 1992, 1993; and her teams at Mansfield High School have participated in 11 out of 14 seasons in MIAA Tournament play from 1981-1994. Her 1983 Basketball team qualified for MIAA tournament play.
Her skill and expertise in coaching were recognized by: the Attleboro Sun-Chronicle when they named her the Field Hockey Coach of the Year in 1982 and 1985; and by the Boston Globe when they named her Division II Field Hockey Coach of the Year in 1992. In 1983, the Attleboro Sun-Chronicle named her the Basketball Coach of the Year.