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I want to welcome the parents and students to Evangel University. EU is a great place to get a well-rounded education while learning to grow closer to God. I am thankful to be able to teach and coach at such a great University.
Title: Assistant Professor of Recreation, Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
Office: Athletic Dept.
Professional Information: Bachelor of Science in Physical Education Master of Science in Education NACDA USSA Degree in Sports Management
Job Responsibilities: Teach the Recreation courses in the Health Physical Education and Recreation Dept. I am the Assistant Coach of Women's basketball.
Org Memberships: AAHPERD
Courses Taught: Rec. 231,297,337,343,354,457,497
Started Work: 1996
Favorite Thing About Work: I enjoy the christian fellowship that we have with one another. I also enjoy working on a one on one basis with young people. I love every aspect of teaching and coaching and I am grateful that God chose me to help young person learn life skills through academics and athletics.
Was an Evangel Student: yes, I graduated from Evangel University
Favorite Memory as a Student: My favorite memory as a student was my basketball team was 9th in the nation my sophomore year in 1979-1980 season
Originally From: Sanford, MI
Personal Information: I am married to Coach Leon Neal and we enjoy coaching women's basketball together. Our daughter NaTasha was a 4 time NAIA All-American basketball player from 2001-2005. She helped to lead our Women's Basketball Program to it's second NAIA D-II Final Four. NaTasha is married to Anthony Moore and they have a son, Marcus Jeremiah. They live in Fort Worth, Texas while Anthony finishes his Doctorate Degree at Southwest Theological Seminary. Coach Neal and NaTasha both had their Jersey's #44 retired Feb. 6, 2010
Other: Here is some History on Evangel University Women’s Basketball under head Coach Leon Neal: National Tournament Appearances 1985-86 NCCAA I, Champion 1993-94 NAIA II, 2nd round 1995-96 NAIA II, Final Four 2000-01 NAIA II, 1st round 2001-02 NAIA II, 2nd round 2002-03 NAIA II, Quarterfinals 2003-04 NAIA II, Quarterfinals 2004-05 NAIA II, Final Four 2008-09 NAIA D-1 First Round HAAC Tournament Championships Won (NAIA II Conference) 1993-94 1994-95 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 Coach Neal has coached 7 NAIA All-Americans and 10 NAIA Scholar All-Americans 1993-2008. NAIA D-II Scholar – Team Honors 2006-2007 with a team gpa of 3.5