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Men's Basketball Coaching Staff

Head Coach Maurice Leitzke

Head Coach Maurice Leitzke

A native of Woodstock, Ill., Coach Leitzke was a two-time Northern Illinois Class 2A Player of the Year. He played two seasons at Valparaiso University and finished his collegiate career at Evangel University, where he earned NAIA All-American honors.

Leitzke went on to play pro basketball in Australia, New Zealand and Austria and was the second-leading scorer in Australia’s SBL league. He also led the SBL in three-pointers made and free-throw percentage. He was voted Best New Import by SBL referees in 1998.

Prior to taking over the Eastern Arizona program, Leitzke served two seasons as head coach at Cameron University (NCAA 2), two years as an assistant at Cameron University, and two seasons as an assistant coach at Southwest Baptist University (NCAA 2).

He is married to Torey Leitzke who also assists with the EAC Men’s Basketball program and together they have a son, Dane.

Manager Coach Chris Corona

Student Assistant Coach Chris Corona

Chris is in his 1st year as a Student Assistant for the Eastern Arizona Men’s Basketball. However, this isn’t Chris’s first stint with the Gila Monsters. Chris played for Eastern Arizona during the 2017-2018 season. Before joining the program, the Duncan, AZ native played 4 years at Duncan High School.