Coach Crook has been teaching and coaching for 38 years, 6 years in EMS ISD. This will be my seventh year at Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD, and have loved being a Pioneer and former Ranger. Coach Crook is currently serving as the District EMS Tennis Facilitator assisting the needs of all 3 high schools, 5 middle schools, and 15 elementary schools.
I am currently certified as a Professional with USPTR and am currently working on getting my ELITE Professional Certification with USPTA. Coach Crook won the National Coach of the Year for USTA in 2016 as a "no cut" coach.
I spend most of my evenings here at Boswell running the award winning EMS Tennis Academy for second graders through 6th graders. This program won the USTA Junior Excellence Award for Texas in 2016. The Academy will begin its 4th year of providing free tennis classes for all enrolled Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD students during the school year.
Periods 1-7 are dedicated to visiting elementary campuses promoting USTA programs throughout the district.
I am looking forward to bringing Boswell and all school tennis programs success and promote champs and super champs through USTA.
Leslie Crook has been in all aspects of education with administration, strategic planning, and managing classrooms as well as being a head coach with several accolades from inspiring young people to success. I have traveled and coached young adults escorting as many as 93 youth to Australia, New Zealand, England, Germany and Holland. Back in 1980 I signed a contract with Adidas to play professional tennis on the Avon Futures Circuit in Europe.
I have attended the Administrative Leadership Institute with EMS-ISD as well as L.E.A.P. and L.E.A.D. programs while working at Northwest ISD receiving my MAED in Administration and Supervision. While working at Northwest High School, I had the honor of receiving "Outstanding Educator of North Texas" winning a car presented to me at the tennis courts.
My goal is impact every child and young adult this year making their experience a wonderful and memorable experience.
Best Wishes to everyone this year...
"See you at the courts",