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.
Travis Timmons joined the Eastern Arizona Men's Basketball program as an assistant coach in the spring of 2015.
He joins the Gila Monster Men's Basketball coaching staff after previously coaching at Arizona Western College as an assistant coach for one season. Before coaching, Timmons played four years at the collegiate level. Timmons played at NCAA D2 Southeastern Oklahoma State University for two years. Before transferring to Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Timmons played his first two collegiate seasons with Mesa Community College.
This is Timmons' second coaching job at the collegiate level.
Timmons is a native of Tucson, Arizona. He received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in the summer of 2014.
Marcus is from Anaheim, CA and played high school basketball at Western High School. Marcus has been worked with tthe Monsters since 2013.