Head coach Monique LeBlanc of the Merrimack College women’s basketball program has been elected to serve on the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Board of Directors, as announced by the organization last Thursday.
LeBlanc was elected to succeed Bellarmine University head coach Chancellor Dugan as NCAA Division II Group I Director. She is one of two Division II head coaches who will be voting directors, joining Stephanie Yelton of the University of West Florida.
Her election continues a strong relationship between LeBlanc and the WBCA, where she has been an active supporter of the WBCA’s goals and initiatives. Before her current position, LeBlanc served as a WBCA conference captain for two terms (six years). She has been dedicated to the WBCA Coaches’ Classroom series in recent years, helping to organize the regional programs in the Northeast. LeBlanc and the entire Merrimack program hosted the Regional Whiteboard Series in 2017, while she assisted in coordinating the 2018 program at Brandeis University.
Leblanc enters her eighth season as Merrimack’s head coach and fifth as an Associate Athletic Director in 2018-19. With 89 wins under her belt, LeBlanc will start this winter with a chance to become the third coach in school history to reach 100 career victories.
Leblanc’s current resume also includes serving on the NCAA Division II Regional Advisory Committee, where she concluded the second year of her three-year term this past campaign. Prior to arriving at Merrimack, she spent three years each on the staffs at Northern Arizona University and Bucknell University. She is an alma mater of the latter, where she was a two-year captain with the Bison and helped lead them to their first-ever Patriot League Championship and NCAA Tournament berth.