Culture OS – Derek Leonard, Head Coach, Rochester High School (IL)

Culture OS – Derek Leonard, Head Coach, Rochester High School (IL)

In this Culture OS episode, Derek Leonard discusses with guest host Rob Pomazak his family legacy in Illinois high school football, his unique coaching journey, and the winning strategies that have defined his career.

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Derek Leonard is the head coach at Rochester High School in Illinois. Coach Leonard has won nine state championships in his esteemed career, including a perfect 14-0 season in 2023.

During this engaging conversation, Coach Pomazak and Coach Leonard delve into the legacy of the Leonard family, with Derek sharing insights into his unique coaching journey shaped by his father, Ken Leonard, a legendary figure in Illinois high school football. Derek’s ability to blend traditional influences with his own innovative approach has propelled the Rochester High School football program to great success, making it a cornerstone of the local community.

Follow Derek Leonard on Twitter/X @CoachLeonard3.

Culture OS guest host Rob Pomazak is the head coach at St. Charles North High School (IL). Coach Pomazak took over the program in 2013 and has been a perennial playoff qualifier since then, including a spot in the Illinois 7A championship game in 2018. Pomazak is also the Wellness & Sports Performance Coordinator for the North Stars.

Follow Rob Pomazak on Twitter/X @robertpomazak.

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Kyle Ralph, Head Coach, New Palestine High School (IN)
Matt Drinkall, Offensive Line Coach, Army

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