NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Monique LeBlanc, who has coached the Merrimack College women’s basketball program for the past nine seasons, has accepted the head coaching position at Brown University.
“I want to thank Coach LeBlanc for the outstanding job she did with our women’s basketball team,” said Merrimack College Director of Athletics Jeremy Gibson. “It’s a testament to the strength of our program that Brown would turn to her as their next Head Coach. We wish Monique, Liz, Avery and Vivienne all the best moving forward.”
LeBlanc guided the Warriors to a 129-121 record over the past nine seasons, including a 20-9 mark in Merrimack’s first Division I season this year. LeBlanc’s 129 victories are a program record.
During the past two seasons, LeBlanc and the Warriors amassed 20 wins in back-to-back seasons, accomplishing that feat for only the second time in school history. Merrimack posted a winning record in three straight campaigns, and five times overall during LeBlanc’s tenure. The Warriors reached the postseason six times over the last nine years.
In her time in North Andover, LeBlanc coached 15 all-conference selections and presided over a number of program records. Merrimack made 254 3-pointers in each of the past two seasons, sharing the program’s season mark. Senior Denia Davis-Stewart became the second player in school history with both 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds, finishing in the top-10 in both career points and rebounds. Sophomore Kate Mager broke the program’s season 3-pointers made record as well, knocking in 76 in 2019-20. Other individual records to fall over the past nine years include assists in a game and in a season, single-game and single-season 3-pointers made, career 3-pointers made and the single-game and single-season rebounds marks. LeBlanc coached five of Merrimack’s 22 1,000-point scorers.
The search for Merrimack’s next women’s basketball head coach will commence immediately.