Lee Leslie hired as head football coach at Kuna High

Kuna High boys athletic director Dave Beymer confirmed to the Idaho Statesman on Wednesday afternoon that Lee Leslie has been hired as the school's next varsity football coach.

Leslie replaces Rusty Frisch, who resigned in January after two seasons at the helm and an overall record of 2-16.

"I just spent my first year out of football since 1967. I wanted a challenge and a bunch of hungry kids to teach football, and I found them," Leslie said in a press release. "Kuna is a great community, and I am excited to become a Kaveman."

Leslie previously coached the Bishop Kelly High football team for two seasons, winning the 4A state championship in 2010. Under Leslie, the Knights went 20-2 with two unbeaten 4A Southern Idaho Conference seasons and two academic state championships. In 2010, the freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams posted a combined record of 29-1.

Before his stint at BK, Leslie had coached the Boise Burn. He has nearly 30 years of experience coaching in the high school, college and professional ranks.

"I am confident that Coach Leslie's leadership will continue to improve the quality of our football program," Beymer said.

Nice Hire

Lee will do a fine job at Kuna....no nonsence guy who will get them on track.

Interesting Hire

Apparently the fact that BK told him to get lost after the team won a state title didn't raise any red flags in Kuna.

He's not on food stamps...

they were too broke building the new school as well.

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I'd like to thank Kevin Richert for persuading all the legislators to quit.

Good for Kuna

Lee should do well at Kuna. They have consistent State Champion Wrestlers, a good basketball team this year and have had solid football teams through the middle school. As far as "red flags" I think it was Lee who resigned from BK and from the statesman when he did resign the schools release was that it was NOT requested. Sounds like it was Lee's choice and maybe Lee saw red flags that caused him to leave but as far as I know I dont think anyone has publicly stated why he left other then to take the job at scentsy.