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Daily Press - Newport News, Va.
Author: MARTY O'BRIEN Daily Press
Date: Feb 11, 2006
Start Page: B.1
Section: SPORTS
Abstract (Document Summary)

Those were flush times for Rhode Island baseball. When [Frank Leoni] was hired as head baseball coach in 1993, the school paid him only $5,000. To supplement his income that first season, Leoni worked 30 hours a week making sandwiches in his father's restaurant.

With [Jim Mason]'s help, Leoni begin implementing the style he labels "intelligently aggressive." In a nutshell, Leoni demands aggressiveness from his pitchers, batters, base runners and, especially, his defense.

Photo (color) Courtesy of [William] and Mary; Frank Leoni gets his start as William and Mary's baseball coach today when the Tribe hosts Georgetown. Leoni previously coached at Rhode Island.

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