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Head Coach Frank Leo

Current Team
Hays Larks

The New York native is entering his 40th season as head coach of the Hays Larks.  Leo is a former Larks player who also played at the University of Albuquerque and Fort Hays State University. While playing for Fort Hays, Leo was an all conference and NAIA District 10 selection. After completing his bachelor’s degree in 1972, Leo served as an assistant coach for the Tigers.  Leo taught Math and was the Head Baseball Coach at Hays High School for 39 years. Under Leo, the Indians  won 18 Western Athletic Conference titles and made 12 appearances in the Class 5A Championships, including 2 Runner Up finishes. In 1991, Leo was the head coach of the USA Junior Pan America team that won the gold medal in Vera Cruz, Mexico. Under Leo’s guidance, the Larks  have made 37 trips to the NBC World Series with 23 top 10 finishes  and NBC  Runner Up 5 times. The Larks won  eight Jayhawk League titles and two RMBL titles. Leo was named Class 5A Coach of the Year in 1993 and was named Kansas Coach of the Year and Region V National Coach of the Year in 1998.  Leo has been inducted into four Hall of Fames: Kansas Baseball Coaches, National Baseball Congress, Fort Hays State Athletic and the Kansas  Association of Baseball Coaches. Leo and his wife, Barb, have three daughters: Lindsey, Gina, Abby and eight grandchildren.