BREVARD, N.C. – Miles Leathers has been named Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Brevard College, announced Head Coach Lee Burgess. An alumnus of Brevard College who set several records as a Tornado student-athlete, Leathers will begin his responsibilities as Assistant Coach immediately.
"I am very excited to have Miles back with our program," said Burgess. "He was part of my first recruiting class here, and his understanding of what it takes to be a student-athlete at Brevard College will be extremely valuable to our players. He is a high character person that will continue to work hard until the job is done well. I am excited to get to work with him."
Leathers arrives at Brevard after most recently serving as the Associate Head Coach for the NC Raptors AAU basketball program and the Warren Country High School Men's Basketball team in Warrenton, North Carolina.
As a student-athlete, Leathers is the only player to surpass the marks of 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 250 assists and 100 steals at Brevard College. A four-starter at Brevard playing under Coach Burgess, Leathers owns the school's NCAA-era records in career assists (252), career steals (170), career total rebounds (tied, 596), career defensive rebounds (476) and single-season defensive rebounds (166, 2015-16) while ranking second in career points (1,265), games played (99), games started (91), field goals made (441) and free throws made (292).
A team co-captain and co-MVP of the 2015-16 Brevard College Men's Basketball team, Leathers was named BC's Male Athlete of the Year as a senior. An All-SAC Conference preseason selection in 2015-16, Leathers also won the BC's Defensive Most Valuable Player of the Year Award in 2012-13.
Active in community service as a student-athlete, Leathers completed an internship as a counselor with the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County in his final semester prior to graduating from Brevard College.
Following graduation in a summer of 2016, Leathers earned a spot on the USA Select Tour team where he played in England, Ireland and Norway. He followed that experience, along with experience with the Washington Elementary Boys and Girls Club in Raleigh, North Carolina, with the start of his coaching career at Warren Country High School and with the NC Raptors AAU team.
"It is a true blessing to come back to Brevard College, said Leathers. "I have so many great memories here as a player, now I'm looking to create more fond moments as a coach. I couldn't be more excited about this opportunity."
A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Leathers is a 2016 graduate of Brevard College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise Science.
The Brevard College Men's Basketball team opens its 2019-20 season on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. vs. Toccoa Falls at the Boshamer Gymnasium.
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