Ted Leasor will be back on the sideline in Louisville this fall.
A former head football coach at Moore, Pleasure Ridge Park and Shawnee, Leasor on Tuesday was named the head coach at Seneca High School.
“You can’t take the dog out of the fight,” Leasor said.
Leasor replaces LaVell Boyd, who posted a 10-23 record in three seasons. The Redhawks finished 5-6 last season, falling to Fern Creek in the first round of the Class 6-A playoffs.
Leasor coached three seasons at Moore (1978-80) and one at PRP (1981) before embarking on a long coaching career in Georgia and Florida. A 1967 graduate of Bishop David, Leasor returned to Louisville in 2010 and led the Shawnee program for three seasons, posting a 4-22 record.
He has been out of coaching since the end of the 2012 season.
Leasor said his goal will be to instill discipline into the Seneca program. Staring with the 2015 season the Redhawks will play in Class 6-A, District Four with Ballard, Eastern, Jeffersontown and Trinity.
“We’ll have to be old-school,” Leasor said. “We have to get back to the basics and start building.”
Leasor’s brother, Dan, recently retired as the head coach at Bullitt Central.