The University of Missouri announced today a new addition to the men's basketball coaching staff under head coach Frank Haith in Dave Leitao's hiring. Leitao was a longtime assistant under Jim Calhoun at UConn and led his own teams at Virginia and DePaul in recent years.
"What a great complement to the University of Missouri to bring in a coach the caliber of Dave Leitao to work with our student-athletes," Head Coach Frank Haith said. "Dave was a guy I really enjoyed competing against in the Atlantic Coast Conference because you knew his teams would play tough, physical and would really attack you every possession.
'Dave brings a wealth of knowledge to our program. He was mentored by one of college basketball's all-time greats in Coach (Jim) Calhoun and he helped recruit key pieces for their NCAA Championship team in 1998-99. We are excited to have Dave join our family here at Mizzou."
Leitao was most recently the head coach of the Maine Red Claws from the NBDL.