|Title:||Throws and Multi|
Lisa Wallin LeClair enters her 11th year as the Throws Coach for the Jumbos. She and her husband, Jon LeClair, now in his 5th year as an assistant in the field events, both grew up in Lebanon, NH. Lisa and Jon have had incredible success at Tufts, coaching over 20 NESCAC and New England Champions in the throws, as well as numerous All-Americans in the shot put, discus, hammer throw, weight throw, and pentathlon, which include Kelly Allen (discus 163’6”), Ronke Oyekunle (shot put 45’0 ½”), Sabienne Brutus (weight throw 58’1”, hammer 178’7”), and Jana Hieber (pentathlon 3691). Most recently, the Tufts throwers scored 32 points at the 2015 NESCAC Championships, with sophomore Bailey Conner winning the shot put and freshman Amylee Anyoha winning the discus.
Lisa attended Wheaton College, where she played soccer and captained the track and field team. As a heptathlete, she found most of her success in the throws, qualifying for the NCAAs in the shot put. Lisa is a 7th grade Geography teacher at Dedham Middle School and also helps coach the varsity girl’s soccer team. She and Jon have been married since 2012, and have a son named Sawyer.