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Rob Leonard

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
7 43-69-0 38.39% 0-1 0.00%


Rob Leonard is a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) and has been the linebackers coach for the Miami Dolphins since 2019. Prior to this season, he coached for the New York Giants for six seasons. His most recent position was with the Giants as their assistant linebackers coach.

Playing Career

College Career

Washington & Jefferson College

Leonard began his collegiate playing career in 2004 at Division III Washington & Jefferson College. The Presidents went 12-1 during his lone season with the team. He had one interception and two tackles as he appeared in seven games in his freshman season.

North Carolina State University

In 2005 he transferred to North Carolina State as a walk-on but earned a scholarship his first year as he redshirted the 2005 season. In 2006, he contributed on special teams and was second on the team in special teams tackles. By 2007, he had worked his way on to the field for defense as a free safety, playing in eight games and playing special teams in the other four. By his senior season of 2008, Leonard had worked his way to the starting strong side linebacker spot, leading the team in tackles. In 2008, he won the team's Mike Hardy Award, given to the player who plays beyond his capabilities.

Coaching Career

High School: Cardinal Gibbons High School

After finishing his college playing career, Leonard spent 2009 as a defensive assistant coach for Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, the same city as North Carolina State.

College: North Carolina State

In 2010, Leonard rejoined his former college coach Tom O'Brien as a graduate assistant. During his three seasons with the Wolfpack, he helped put together the defensive playbook, ran the scout team, and helped send in signals to the defense during the game. During his three seasons with the team, the Wolfpack went to three bowl games, winning two of them.

NFL: New York Giants

In 2013, Leonard was hired by the New York Giants and head coach Tom Coughlin as the new defensive assistant coach. In his three seasons with the Giants, the team failed to post a winning record. Coughlin stepped down at the end of the 2015 season.


Year Position Record Playoff record
2019 Linebackers Coach 5-11-0 0-0
2018 Assistant Linebackers Coach 5-11-0 0-0
2017 Assistant Defensive Line Coach 3-13-0 0-0
2016 Defensive Assistant Coach 11-5-0 0-1
2015 Defensive Assistant Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2014 Defensive Assistant Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2013 Defensive Assistant Coach 7-9-0 0-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship