DAMIEN HIGH SCHOOL NAMES MIKE LEDUC HEAD BASKETBALL COACH
LA VERNE, CA, (MAY 18, 2015) Damien High School is pleased to announce that Mr. Mike LeDuc has been
named the head basketball coach of the Spartans. Coach LeDuc’s return to Damien comes after a long tenure at
Glendora High School where he has been head coach since 1986. Prior to his time at Glendora, LeDuc was the
head coach at Damien, a post he held for seven seasons (1979-86).
"We are extremely excited to welcome Coach LeDuc back to where his coaching career began,” said athletic
director Jeff Grant. “Mike’s commitment to excellence and his dedication to the student-athletes under his
guidance make him a perfect fit to take over a state championship program. We are confident that Coach LeDuc
will make a seamless transition to life at Damien."
In his 35 years as a head coach, LeDuc has compiled an impressive resume. This includes 826 career wins
(including 124 wins at Damien). This ranks Coach LeDuc fourth overall among California’s all-time winninest high
school coaches, and second among active coaches. LeDuc has also won a Southern Regional Championship
(1989), four CIF Southern Section Championships (in seven finals appearances), and 15 League Championships.
Equally impressive is LeDuc’s successful record of developing players to complete in the collegiate and
professional ranks. This includes three NBA players (Tracy and Cameron Murray, Casey Jacobsen), and over 40
"I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to return to Damien, and am looking forward to beginning the next
chapter in my coaching career,” said LeDuc. I have nothing but great memories of my years at Glendora and will
always value and appreciate all the players, coaches, parents, staff, and friends that have always supported me."