Leigh Podlesny

College Softball Coach

PCA Trainers

Over her 30+ year coaching career, Leigh Podlesny has coached every age group from 8U to adult athletes. As a club coach, Podlesny began her career with the Whiteford Sharks, formerly one of the top travel softball programs in the nation; Over 150 athletes from this organization have gone on to play at the collegiate level.

She has coached at DePaul University, Middle Tennessee State, and Elmhurst University. As Head Coach of the Dutch Terrasvogel Softball Club, she led the team to two European Cup Championships. Leigh has coached eight Louisville Slugger All-Americans and twice coached in the NCAA College World Series, with a final four finish in 1999.

As a player, Podlesny graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago as the holder of every school pitching record. She is now a member of both the UIC and DePaul University Halls of Fame.

Leigh currently resides in Chicago with her family and enjoys being a second goal parent at her daughter’s equestrian events.