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Video Conversation with Dick Leach


About Dick Leach

USC legend Dick Leach led the Trojans for 23 years, capturing three NCAA championships (1991, '93 and '94). His teams advanced to the NCAA semifinals eight times and to the quarters three times. He has an overall record of 529-133 for an unbelievable 0.799 winning percentage. Here, Coach Leach talks about what coaches look for in their recruits.


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Scholarship for Athletes is an independent consulting company that guides high school athletes and their families through the recruiting process while assisting with the scholarship search and negotiation process. Alongside consulting, SFA consistently provides educational content, such as this video series, to high school athletes and their families.

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