(2-25-22) Springfield Sacred-Heart-Griffin veteran football coach Ken Leonard has announced his retirement effective at the end of December.

Leonard presently has 412 wins during his career the most in Illinois history, first at Gridley, then at Sacred Heart-Griffin since 1984.

According to IHSA web site

[1.] 412*, Ken Leonard, Gridley, 1980-83; Springfield (Sacred Heart-Griffin), 1984-2020 (387-79)

[2.] 374, Frank Lenti, Chicago (Mt. Carmel) 1984-2017 (374-77)

[3.] 368*, Rich Zinanni, Kankakee (McNamara), 1975-2022 (368-149)

[4.] 340, Michael Papoccia, Sterling (Newman), 1980-2018 (340-99)

[5.] 315, Gary Korhonen, Oak Lawn (Richards), 1972-2007 (315-98)

[6.] 300, Matt Senffner, New Lenox (Providence), 1968-2005 (300-114-1)

[6.] 300, Chris Andriano, Lombard (Montini), 1979-2016 (300-128)

[8.] 300*, Mark Ramsey, Moweaqua, 1983-91; Moweaqua (Central A&M), 1992-2012, Shelbyville 2013-15, Decatur (St. Teresa) 2016-19 (300-112)

[9.] 286, Dan Bowman, Jacksonville (Routt) 1974-79 (52-11); Greenfield, 1980-2011 (234-105)

[10.] 279, John O’Boyle, Stockton, 1961-97 (279-74-1)

Coach Leonard’s First Head Coaching Job – 1980 Gridley

Most Wins, One School

[2.] 380*, Ken Leonard, Springfield (Sacred Heart-Griffin), 1984-2022 (380-84)

[1.] 374*, Frank Lenti, Chicago (Mt. Carmel), 1984-2017 (374-77))

[3.] 368*, Rich Zinanni, Kankakee (McNamara), 1975-2022 (368-149)

[4.] 330*, Michael Papoccia, Sterling (Newman Central Catholic), 1980-2017 (330-97)

[5.] 306, Gary Korhonen, Oak Lawn (Richards), 1972-2007 (306-91)

1980 at Gridley HS, Coach Leonard and staff