BC's Leatherman Announces Retirement

By: Damon Dillman Email
By: Damon Dillman Email

After 23 years and more than 300 wins, Bill Leatherman is stepping down as men's basketball coach at Bridgewater.

Leatherman announced his retirement at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

Leatherman took over the Bridgewater program in 1985. He led the Eagles to a pair of NCAA appearances, and with 335 wins, he retires as the winningest coach in school history.

The 67-year-old Leatherman said he made the decision to retire this past weekend.

"It was a very difficult decision to make, because once you do it, specifically at my age, you're done. You're done," says Leatherman. "Once you make that decision, you'd better be sure. But, you know, as soon as I made the decision, I have had three or four days of extreme relief. Just feeling like a load has been taken off."

Athletic director Curt Kendall said he hopes to have Leatherman's replacement in place by early September.

Leatherman endorsed his longtime assistant and former player P.W. Weller, but conceded the final decision belonged to the school.


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