William Leonhart is entering his second year year as the associate head coach for women's swimming and diving.
In Leonhart's first year at Northern Colorado, the program's record book was rewritten. Thirteen program records were broke over the season, while UNC swam 22 NIC qualifying times and had three NCAA B qualifying times. At the WAC Championships, Northern Colorado won five titles, including winning three of the five relays, and had 11 swimmers earn either first or second team All-Conference honors on their way to tying the program's best finish by taking thrid place.
Prior to coming to UNC, Leonhart was an assistant coach at the University of Alabama where he coached the breaststroke and individual medley. As a coach with the Crimson Tide, he coached a pair of Olympians in Christopher Reid (South Africa) and Anton McKee (Iceland), along with helping five others reaching the US Olympic Team Trials.
In college competition, he has coached swimmers at Alabama to 19 all-time top 10 performances on the men's side including nine school records, and 25 all-time top 10 performances on the women's side with nine individual and three relay team school records. Overall, Leonhart has coached a group of 20 All-American swimmers.
Before coaching at Alabama, Leonhart served as a strength and conditioning coach for the University of Utah during the 2013 season. In addition to his collegiate duties, he served as head coach for the Wasatch Front Fish Market and Steiner Masters swim team. He was also the head coach and aquatics director of Cottonwood Country Club.
As a swimmer, Leonhart competed at the University of Utah from 2007-11. He was a Mountain West Conference finalist in each of the four seasons that he competed. He graduated from Utah in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science.