Tim Leger is in his first season with the Warhawk staff after spending the previous seasons as the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at McNeese State.
In 2015, the Cowboy offense averaged just under 400 yards per contest while scoring 30.2 points per game. Following the season a total of seven offensive players earned All-Southland Conference honors and three earned All-Louisiana honors.
During his tenure in McNeese he coached a pair of Southland Conference award winners. In 2009, he tutored Derrick Fourroux was the league’s Player of the Year and in 2014, Cody Stroud, who broke several school records, was named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year.
Leger began his coaching career as a student assistant coach at McNeese State in 1999 and served as a graduate assistant during the 2000 season. He then joined the staff at St. Thomas More High School where he served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2001-06. During his time at St. Thomas More, the squad won six district titles and reached the state semifinals four times.
Leger was drafted in the fourth round by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1992 MLB First Year Player Draft and he played three seasons in the Pirate organization. After his baseball career ended, he began his collegiate football career as a quarterback at McNeese State.
He was four-year letterwinner for the Cowboys from 1995-98, Leger was an All-Southland Conference quarterback in 1996 after leading the conference in passing and setting the school record for total offense per game. He played on league championship teams in 1995 and 1997 and the 1997 squad advanced to the FCS National Championship game.
Leger is married to the former Ashley Hebert and the couple have one son, Gunner, who was a standout baseball player at Barbe High School and helped lead his 2014 team to the High School Baseball National Championship. Gunner, now a pitcher at UL Lafayette, was named the Sun Belt Conference’s Freshman of the Year following a strong 2015 campaign.