LEIGH (DANIEL) CORDES | ASSISTANT COACH
Leigh joined the LCU Athletic Department in the fall of 2014. She is a Lubbock native and attended both Monterey High School and Texas Tech. Leigh participated in tennis, basketball and running at Monterey and then ascended to the top of the country quickly with her running skills. At TTU, she was a two-time national champion on the track (TTU's first ever individual national champion). After college Leigh trained in two of most notable professional training groups in the country, Team USA Mammoth Lakes and Hanson/Brooks. During that time, she was teammates with multiple future Olympians and gained a lot of knowledge and experience. She later put her knowledge and background into coaching at the collegiate level, being the Head Women's Cross Country / Assistant Track Coach at Ashland University.
After moving back to Lubbock, she started two separate running clubs in the Lubbock area. She has a vast wealth of knowledge. Along with her coaching duties, Leigh serves as the Director of Training at Cardinal's Fitness.