Blue Devils News · Tallmadge Selects New Girls Basketball Head Coach


This past season the Tallmadge Blue Devils girls basketball team was led by Head Coach Brett Bickar. He led the Blue Devils to a 15-10 overall record and a Sectional Championship. At the end of the season, Coach Bickar made the tough decision to step down to spend more time with family.

As a result, the Tallmadge Blue Devils have selected a new head coach to lead the girls basketball program. Pending Board approval, Joe Leonard will take the reins of a very successful girls basketball program with a very promising future. Joe is a graduate of Holy Name High School and The University of Toledo. He served as a high school basketball referee for 11 years and coached AAU and CYO before coaching at the high school level. He spent his first five years at Padua Franciscan High School followed by three years at his alma mater, Holy Name. He served as the JV boys basketball coach at Strongsville High School this past season.

We are excited for Coach Leonard to get started and look forward to the relationship building, knowledge, and relentless energy that he will bring to the girls basketball program!