|Title:||Assistant Coach - Throws|
Jon LeClair is now in his 11th year as an assistant coach in the throwing events for the Jumbo track & field teams, beginning with the 2011-12 season. He and his wife, Lisa, work together coaching Jumbo competitors in the shot put, discus, hammer throw, weight throw, and pentathlon. Jon has been with the women's staff since 2011-12, and with the men's staff since 2015-16.
Together the LeClair's have mentored over 20 NESCAC and New England Champion throwers at Tufts, as well as numerous All-Americans. They coached 2013 Tufts graduate Kelly Allen who was four-year All-American, the national runner-up in the discus twice and who also earned fourth-place finishes in the discus twice at the NCAA Championships. She also achieved a discus PR of 163'6" (49.85m). Ronke Oyekunle was a three-time NCAA qualifier and 2013 indoor All-American in the shot put with a career-best of 45’1" (14.74m) for the Jumbos while coached by the LeClair's. Sabienne Brutus was also a three-time national qualifier and a weight throw All-American indoors in 2013. She had PR's of 58'1" (17.70m) in the weight throw and 178'7" (54.43m) in the hammer.
On the men's side, Lisa and Jon's coaching highlights include working with 2019 NESCAC shot put champion - Kevin Quisumbing - was mentored by the LeClair's. Other recent successes with both teams include Evelyn Drake winning the 2018 conference hamer throw title. Throwers Amylee Anyoha, Michael Paolian, Jennifer Sherwill, Atticus Swift and Christian Trebisacci also achieved All-NESCAC (top three) status under the LeClair's tutelage since 2016.
Jon was part of the Tufts women’s track & field coaching staffs that were honored as NESCAC's best for the shortened 2021 season last spring and in 2013. He was on the men's staffs that won this recognition in 2015 and 2016.
Jon and Lisa have been married since 2012, and have a son named Sawyer. They both grew up in Lebanon, N.H.