Coach Leftwich Receives Teacher of the Month at Chamber Luncheon
At September's Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, Coach Spencer Leftwich received the Teacher of the Month. Coach Leftwich always goes above and beyond and is willing to step in when needed. He recently led the Falcons Football team to victory at their first district game against the Frisco Centennial Titans.
Coach Leftwich received his Bachelor’s degree from Stephen F Austin University and his Master’s degree from East Texas State University. While at SFA, he was a starting offensive guard for 3 years, received All-Conference Offensive Line honors for 2 years, assisted the Lumberjacks in being named the Gulf Star Conference Champions, and was the recipient of the Dick Wright Award for “Dedication, Desire and Determination.” After graduating, he began a notable career, which included coaching at East Texas State University, Stephen F. Austin University, New Mexico State University, the University of North Texas, University of Tulsa, University of Pittsburgh, University of Arizona, and the University of Texas at El Paso
Lake Dallas ISD became the fortunate recipient of Coach Leftwich’s vast experiences when his family ties brought him back to the Lake Cities area in 2018. He currently serves as Assistant Head Football Coach and Offensive Line Coach for the Lake Dallas High School Falcons. In addition, Coach Leftwich serves as the Middle School Strength and Conditioning Coach and has been instrumental in establishing and overseeing the “pre-athletics program”, a program that was created to address strength and conditioning and overall development of our Middle School student-athletes.
According to Athletic Director Scott Head, “We saw a need to build a better foundation for our young athletes, and under Coach Leftwich’s guidance, our students have made great strides in improving their overall health and conditioning. Coach has taken the reins of the program and built it to help our young athletes gain a better understanding that athletics isn’t only about the need to be physically fit but also the importance of being an all-around good student.”
Lake Dallas Middle School Principal Randall Caldwell states “Not only does Coach Leftwich provide oversight and guidance through proper training for the safety and conditioning of our students but he is also a strong mentor to our young coaches. His mentorship to these coaches is evident in both the athletic programs and our classrooms.”
Coach Leftwich is known for his servant’s heart and will do whatever is needed to help the Falcon community: from handing out meals last year at Lake Dallas Elementary School, to assisting Corinth Elementary teachers to move furniture and belongings when their classrooms flooded. Recently, because of unforeseen circumstances, he stepped in to serve as Head coach for the first district Falcon varsity football game of this season and led the team to a victory over Denton High School.
Coach Leftwich’s wife, Latonne, is the ESL Specialist at Corinth Elementary School and they are the parents of 3 adult sons: Mack Hays, Cutter, and Gage.
Congrats, Coach Leftwich.