Prep football: Leach steps down after five seasons at Monroe

3:48 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 Journal-News Sports
Monroe’s Connor Curtis carries the ball during a game against visiting Franklin on Oct. 16, 2015. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Monroe High School is searching for a new head football coach.

Athletic director Eric Silverman confirmed that Bill Leach has resigned after five seasons and an 18-33 record at the helm.

“It was his decision to step down,” Silverman said. “We appreciate greatly all that he’s done for us. Bill Leach is a great man, and our kids are better for having been coached by him. Now we’re just moving forward.”

The Hornets were 1-9 this fall. Their lone victory came over Division V state semifinalist Madison in Week 2.

Monroe had two winning seasons under Leach, going 7-4 in 2014 and 6-4 in 2015, and lost to Clinton-Massie 49-7 in the Division IV playoffs in ’14.

Leach was also the head coach at Princeton for five years, posting a 24-27 record from 2006-10.

Silverman said the position will be posted inside and outside the district. Interested individuals should contact him at

He said there is no timetable for naming a new coach.

“We’re going to leave it open until we feel like we’ve got the right person for the position,” Silverman said.

Bill Leach has stepped down after five seasons as Monroe’s head football coach. He had an 18-33 record with the Hornets. SUBMITTED PHOTO