Leith steps down from coaching TigersAfter nine years at the helm of the Northwestern High School girls’ basketball program, head coach Shawn Leith has decided resigned from his position to spend more time with his family.
After nine years at the helm of the Northwestern High School girls’ basketball program, head coach Shawn Leith has decided resigned from his position to spend more time with his family.
“Coaching at this level takes a tremendous amount of time. It’s not just coaching in season, there’s summer basketball, traveling teams, youth leagues and teams and many other behind the scenes duties,” Leith said. “I have decided to step down in order to spend time with my family and my two boys. I have one boy who is 13 months old and another boy who is 2 months old. I want to be home with them as much as I can through these years.”
Leith has had a successful tenure as the head coach of the Tiger girls. He leaves Northwestern with an overall record of 111-84. He was the first Northwestern girls coach to reach 100 wins and and his nine consecutive years coaching make him the longest running coach in the history of the girls program.
“I still love coaching, and it was a hard decision to resign, but I want to be home with my family,” Leith said. “I would like to thank the administration at the school district of Maple and all the parents, players and fans for supporting girl’s basketball here at Northwestern.”
Leith will continue to coach the Northwestern eighth-grade girls basketball team.