MSCC Class of 2006

Francis LeBaron Caruthers

Baylor University

LeBaron Caruthers was a graduate assistant track and field coach at Auburn University from 1978 until 1980. The team won the 1980 Southeastern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship.

He began his coaching career in collegiate strength and conditioning at Southern Methodist University in March of 1980. He was responsible for eight men's and women's sports. LeBaron was part of the football program that won the Southwest Conference Championship in 1981.

LeBaron then spent 3 years with the New England Patriots from1982-1984 and 4 years with the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals from 1986 to 1989.

His career continued at Alabama from 1990 until 1997. LeBaron was part of the football program that won the 1992 National Championship. He also assisted the men's golf program and the baseball team that won the 1996 Southwestern Conference Championship.

LeBaron went on to Baylor University in 1998 where he was part of the men's baseball program that won the 2000 Big 12 Championship and the men's golf team that won the 2001 Big 12 Championship.

In November of 2002, LeBaron and his wife, Kim, opened the doors to Championship Speed and Strength in Waco, Texas to coach and teach young athletes speed and speed of movement.

LeBaron, with Joe Beard, president of Westdale Asset Management in Dallas, Texas, and Kyle Rose, president of KA Associates in Celina, Texas, opened the Waco Sports Academy in December 2005. The Waco Sports Academy is a state of the art baseball and softball training facility with speed and speed of movement programs.

LeBaron and Kim have been married for 22 years and are blessed with two sons: Chase, 18 and Lane, 17.

The joy of LeBaron's career has been watching athletes under his charge improve and increase their self-esteem and self- confidence. He relishes time spent learning from other great coaches and athletes.

LeBaron is a follower of Jesus Christ.