Jeremy Leake is entering his sixth season as an assistant coach for the Lindenwood women’s basketball team in 2016-17. Leake has played a key role while Lindenwood transitioned from the NAIA to the NCAA Division II level.
In his first year at Lindenwood, the Lady Lions went 17-10 overall during their transition season to the higher level. Over the last three years, Leake has helped Lindenwood during its first seasons in the MIAA.
After a rebuilding year in 2012-13, Lindenwood had one of the biggest turnarounds in NCAA Division II in 2013-14 with an improvement of 10 wins. Lindenwood advanced to the MIAA Tournament in its first season of eligibility, hosted a first-round conference tournament game, and earned a postseason bid to the ECAC Division II Women's Basketball Postseason Championship. The Lady Lions also had one of their biggest wins in program history with a road victory over top-ten program Central Missouri.
In 2014-15, Lindenwood recorded a perfect record during its regular season non-conference schedule. It also advanced to the MIAA Tournament for the second straight year, and recorded a win over No. 8 Washburn. In 2015-16, Lindenwood advanced to the MIAA Tournament once again. Among its top victories was a 17-point non-conference win over Northern State, an eventual NCAA Tournament team.
Leake has been involved in many areas of basketball from helping out at clinics and coaching AAU youth teams. He has also been involved in personal training and individual player development of high school athletes.
Leake was a standout high school basketball player for Mark Twain High School in the 1990s. After graduating, he attended Missouri Valley College on a basketball scholarship.
Jeremy and his wife, Tanya, have three daughters, Skylyr, Sydny, and Shayly.
Ayriell Robinson is in her first season on the Lindenwood women’s basketball coaching staff in 2016-17.
Robinson comes to Lindenwood after coaching one season at NCAA Division I Southeastern Louisiana. Among the players she coached was Nanna Pool who was a third-team all-conference selection.
Prior to her time at Southeastern Louisiana, she was an assistant coach at Angelina College. She helped that program to three straight NJCAA Region XIV conference tournament appearances. She was also an assistant for one season at St. Mary’s Academy in New Orleans, La.
Robinson has ties to the St. Louis area after playing for Saint Louis University from 2009-2011. She appeared in 59 games and averaged 6.6 points and 3.5 rebounds a contest. Robinson led the team in 2009-10 with a .391 three-point percentage, and she was first on the squad the next season with 39 steals.
During her freshman season of high school in New Orleans, Robinson was coached by Janet Eaton. Eaton is now entering her third season at Indiana State, and has remained a mentor to Robinson over the past decade.