Leahy, who was promoted to associate head coach prior to the 2006 season, will lead the staff of nine full-time assistant coaches and two graduate assistants as they continue to work with the current ULM student-athletes.
"The biggest thing right now is the players that we have on campus," Leahy said. "We are only one week away from finals and that is our number one priority. Our staff is still going to be in-house trying to be around for the players and to encourage them."
Leahy came to ULM prior to the 2003 season and during his tenure has coached the wide receivers, quarterbacks and running backs. ULM running backs have turned in two of the top five single-season rushing performances under his guidance as Calvin Dawson ran for 1,414 yards in 2007 and Frank Goodin rushed for 1,126 yards this season. With 873 yards as a senior next season, Goodin would tie Dawson atop the ULM career rushing leader's ledger.
"The players were given this week off after we met on Sunday," Leahy said. "Next week the weight room will be open and the players will have the ability to go in and get some work done."
With National Signing Day just around the corner on Feb. 3, 2010, Leahy and the coaching staff are still focused on the future Warhawk student-athletes.
"The next priority is to keep the recruiting process going without a head coach," Leahy said. "As a recruiter, we talk about the city of Monroe and Ouachita Parish and what they have to offer. We talk about the University itself and the things it has accomplished. A lot of work has gone into that recruiting process already and you want to keep that going."