Steve Leverton is in his second season as the head softball coach at Heartland Community College.
Under Leverton’s first season as the helm, the Hawks finished with a 35-21 record, were 22-6 in Mid-West Athletic Conference play, and were 12-4 at home. Heartland rang in the Leverton era by capturing its fourth straight M-WAC regular season championship. Leverton coached Region 24 Player of the Year, M-WAC Player of the Year, M-WAC Freshman of the Year, and First Team All-American Alexis Tarver, who along with Exemplary Academic All-American Ashli King and M-WAC Pitcher of the Year Breanna Wonderly, was also an all-region selection. Consequently, in the M-WAC, Leverton’s team swept the Player, Pitcher, and Freshman of the Year awards.
Steve Leverton has been with Heartland Community College for four years, and has more than 30 years of coaching experience overall. For more than a decade, he’s been with East Peoria Express Fastpitch, coaching 10-and-under and 18-and-under teams. Through the years, he has helped the Express teams win three national titles and five state titles, and has helped them to numerous final four appearances. Leverton also has helped develop numerous college athletes along the way and takes great pride in helping those same athletes settle into college, balancing academics and athletics successfully.
Leverton is a lifelong resident of East Peoria, and resides there with his wife Missy and their five daughters. His favorite pastime is coaching his daughters in softball or basketball and being their biggest fan in the stands.
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Phone: (309) 264-7255
Email: Steve Leverton