Roy Leenig was a star on the West New York Memorial High School basketball team that won the 1939 New Jersey State championship.  Leenig did not attend college, but but coached  St.Peter’s Prep to prominence in the early 1950s.  Leening guided St.Peter’s to  five straight New Jersey Parochial A Division championships from 1951 to 1955.   He was head basketball coach at  Holy  Cross College  from 1955 until 1961. In six years, he posted a 106-48 record. Leenig coached Tom Heinsohn who has been associated with the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association for six decades as a player, coach and broadcaster and is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. After the 1960-61 season, in which Holy Cross finished with a 22-5 record, Leenig , at age 41,  resigned as coach siting  “personal reasons” and never coached again at any level.


ROY LEENIG Height: 6:01 Weight: 170 College: None
Roy Henry Leenig Born:  Aug 22, 1920       Died: Nov 8, 1982 Hometown: West NewYork, NJ
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1938-39 Indep
1939-40 Indep
1940-41 Passaic Kemyons Indep
1941-42 East Orange Setonians Indep
1942-43 West New York McDonalds Indep
1942-43 Passaic Neilleys Indep
1943-44 West New York McDonalds Indep
1944-45  Trenton ABL 2 0 0 0 0.0
1944-45 Cliffside AC Indep
1945-46 West New York McDonalds Indep
1945-46 Wellington Pioneers Indep
1946-47 Jersey City ABL 36 157 89 403 11.2
1947-48 Jersey City-Union City-Scranton ABL 22 49 23 48 .479 121 5.5
Major League Totals 2 0 0 0 0.0
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