Bradley LeCroy is certainly a familiar face around this Clemson baseball program. A Tiger utility player and shortstop from 1997-2000, LeCroy is currently serving his second stint as an assistant coach of the Clemson team. The Walhalla native was a volunteer assistant from 2003-2005, a time during which the Tigers made two regionals and a super regional. He then went on to work at Western Carolina and Tennessee from 2006-2010, coaching those teams to hitting prowess that ranked among the school records.
Now back at Clemson, LeCroy has served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator since 2011, leading five teams to regionals. As recruiting coordinator, he has brought in recruiting classes ranked nationally as high as No. 5, and prior to the 2013 season, LeCroy was ranked the ninth best assistant coach in the country by Baseball America. He was then named assistant head coach in 2013, a position that he has retained since, and also works as a hitters and outfielders coach. In both 2014 and 2015, five of LeCroy's nine hitters earned All-ACC honors.
It's quite likely that the Athletic Department would like to go outside the program and hire a bigger name that will make a splash. With so many fantastic coaches potentially available, most of which we'll be profiling on the site this week, Clemson is somewhat obligated to conduct a serious national coaching search.
Bradley LeCroy, 37 years of age, would be a bit like another Dabo hire, and while that one has worked out quite nicely, it's a risky move. It's also likely that if he were to become coach, it would have been as a head coach in waiting for one season as Leggett completed his contract. Still, Radakovich did "encourage him to apply." If not hired, it'll be interesting to see if he is retained as an assistant. He is leading the baseball program in the interim.