Leigh Veidman joined FC Boulder after spending the last two years as the Assistant Coach at Midland University of Nebraska, leading the Warriors to the 2017 National Tournament under his guidance. Leigh has also served as an Assistant Coach with nationally recognized Des Moines Menace from the USL PDL, reaching the USL PDL playoffs in 2017 as the Heartland Division Champions.
Originally from Liverpool, England. Leigh played for the youth academies at both Liverpool Football Club and Everton Football Club – two legendary clubs in the English Premier League. In 2008, Leigh moved to the United States to pursue play at Iowa Western Community College. In Leigh’s first two years in the states, he broke all school goal scoring and points records, was named an All-American, and lead the school’s charge to the first ever National Tournament appearance in 2010. Following Leigh’s time at Iowa Western, the school has become a perennial winner and a NJCAA national powerhouse.
Leigh then transferred to University of Texas at Brownsville and made the National Tournament in 2012, was named offensive player of the year, and a First Team All-Conference player. In 2013 Leigh then transferred to Bellevue University, made the 2014 National Tournament, named a Scholar-Athlete, and a First Team All-Conference player.
In addition to his college success, Leigh is a 7-year veteran of the USL PDL in playing 4 years for the Toronto Lynx and being named 4-time MVP, 2 years with Des Moines Menace leading them as the captain to winning the Heartland Division both years, making the USL PDL Playoffs, and being named a 4 time USL PDL Player of the Week. Leigh just finished up his seventh year of USL PDL play in FC Boulder’s inaugural USL PDL season.
Academically, Leigh has earned his Master’s degree in Leadership and Adult Organizational Learning and a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. He currently holds his USSF “C” License and is working towards his USSF “B” License and his certificate as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
Leigh can be contacted by email at: email@example.com.