Bubby Leasure, Director of Goalkeeping

Bubby LeasureIn addition to serving as the Director of Goalkeeping for NY Soccer Central, Bubby is currently the Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at the University of Albany. Previously he spent time at Colgate University working primarily with the goalkeepers for the Raiders.

Prior to his tenure with the Raiders, Leasure worked as the first assistant at Bowling Green with the women’s soccer program during the 2012 season. In 2011 he was the first assistant for the Hartwick women’s soccer team.

As associate head coach of the women’s program at Olivet College in Michigan from 2008-10, Leasure was instrumental in turning around a Comets program that had not reached 10 wins in a season since 2001. Olivet went 13-5-2 in 2010 behind a seven-game home winning streak for its best showing since 1998.

Leasure began his coaching stint at Olivet simultaneously serving as the first assistant for the men’s program in 2008, alongside current UAlbany assistant Bill Boyle. He coached goalkeeper Ethan Felsing to consecutive All-MIAA First Team honors in 2008 and 2009.

Kicking off his coaching career in Michigan, Leasure also led the Lansing Eastern High girl’s soccer team to the district tournament for the first time in school history in 2010.

A 2000 graduate of the University of South Florida, Leasure was a four-year goalkeeper for the Bulls. He garnered Conference USA Player of the Week honors twice at USF during the 1999 season. The Tampa native earned his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.