Martin Methodist College

Martin Methodist College Athletics
433 West Madison Street Pulaski, TN 38478
NAIA Tennessee Southeast
Private Very Small Competitive team


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Chris Leonardi

Chris Leonardi is entering his fifth season as the MMC head men’s soccer coach with a 37-27-9 record. In 2013, Leonardi was the assistant at MMC where he helped lead the RedHawks to a record-breaking 19-2-2 season that culminated in the program’s first-ever NAIA men’s national championship in school history.

Prior to joining MMC, Leonardi was the boys and girls soccer coach at the University School of Jackson. With the girls, Leonardi tallied a 227-57-16 overall record and won 2 state titles in 2010 and 2011. In 13 years, the girls made 3 championship appearances, 5 final four appearances, 8 state tournament appearances, and won 9 region titles and 5 district titles. Leonardi was voted NSCAA Regional Coach of the year (private/parochial, high school girls) in 2011. With the boys, Leonardi tallied a 204-78-17 overall record. In 12 years, the boys made 2 final four appearances, 4 state tournament appearances, and won 6 region titles and 8 district titles.

Leonardi is part of US Soccer Region III staff, a TN ODP staff and a coaching instructor for Tennessee State Soccer Association. Leonardi currently holds the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) “A” License, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Premier Diploma, and the NCSAA Goalkeeper Level 1 License.

A 1998 graduate of Lambuth University in Jackson, Tennessee, he earned a B.S. in Physical Education and Health. During his playing career with the Eagles, Lambuth captured one TCAC Conference Championship and two Mid-South Conference Championships.

Hailing from Nice, France, Leonardi moved to the United States at the age of 16 to attend high school in Jackson, Tennessee. He currently resides in Pulaski, TN, and has a daughter named Lola.

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Bret Boylan

Bret Boylan was introduced in July 2014 as the newest RedHawk Men’s Soccer assistant coach.

Boylan, joins the RedHawks after spending the last three years working with the University School of Jackson’s high school and middle school boys and girls soccer programs. While at USJ, Boylan served as head coach of the Bruins and Lady Bruins middle school program, where he amassed an impressive 86-10 combined record between the two programs.

In addition to his middle school duties, Boylan also served as assistant coach with the USJ girls varsity squad, making three consecutive trips to at least the TSSAA state tournament quarterfinals. In Boylan’s first year as an assistant, the Lady Bruins claimed the 2011 TSSAA Division II-A state title and finished runner-up in 2013.

Prior to his arrival at USJ, Boylan was a four-year soccer player at Lambuth University in Jackson, Tennessee. While at Lambuth, Boylan was a two-time All-Conference performer and was a member of the team’s only trip to the NAIA national tournament. In addition to his soccer career, Boylan also played one year of basketball for the Eagles.

Boylan graduated from Lambuth in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Performance.

While at Martin Methodist, Boylan will serve as the RedHawks junior varsity head coach as well as assisting head coach Chris Leonardi with day-to-day varsity duties, including recruiting, training and match preparation.

“We are excited to welcome Bret to our RedHawk family,” Leonardi said. “I have worked closely with him over the last few years at various levels and our previous chemistry made him a natural choice for this position. I am confident he is the right man to help lead our program.”

In his spare time, Boylan enjoys watching soccer, running and playing golf.

Boylan currently resides in Pulaski.

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