Jeff Lebo Biography
Jeff Lebo currently serves as the head coach of the Auburn Tigers men's basketball program. He has coached 4 complete seasons to date, and as of this time, is in the midst of his 5th. To a certain degree, his even performances at Auburn have demonstrated a level of consistency and stability. However, the team's lack of success over those same 4 years also demonstrate a worrying lack of progression that has some wondering if Lebo will, in fact, be able to match the success he garnered at his previous positions as the head coach of Auburn University.
Lebo was hired as the new head coach of the Auburn Tigers basketball program prior to the 2004-2005 season, In his first season, he led the Tigers to a 14-17 overall record, and a 4-12 record in the Southeastern Conference. In his second season at Auburn, Lebo led the Tigers to a similar record of 12-16 overall, and an identical record of 4-12 in the Southeastern Conference. It was during his third season at Auburn that Lebo seemed to finally turn the corner with the basketball program.
greeting Gators coach Billy Donovan before the game.
Following 2 seasons in which the team finished a combined 7 games under .500, and 16 games under .500 in conference play, during that third season, the 2006-2007 season, Lebo's Auburn Tigers managed a record over .500 for the first time under his watch, finishing the season with a 17-15 overall record, and a 7-9 record in the Southeastern Conference, which represented a significant improvement over previous seasons. However, in what has been widely viewed by Auburn fans as a somewhat troubling development, the team took a step back in the 2007-2008 season, falling back to a 14-16 record overall, and finishing back to a 4-12 record in he Southeastern Conference.
Prior to signing on to be the head coach at Auburn University, Lebo served for 2 seasons at the University of Chattanooga in the Southern Conference. Over the course of those 2 seasons, Lebo led Chattanooga to a high level of success, featuring back to back 2nd place finishes in the Southern Conference division in which they resided. In season 1, Lebo's Chattanooga team amassed a 21-9 record overall and an 11-5 record in the Southern Conference. Lebo followed that performance up with a similarly strong record in his 2nd season at Chattanooga, an overall record of 19-11 and a conference record of 10-6.
Lebo's initial head coaching job came at Tennessee Tech in the Ohio Valley Conference, where Lebo was lauded for his strong job building the program up. In his first season at Tennessee Tech, Lebo led the team to a 12-15 overall record and an 8-10 record in conference. However, he quickly elevated the team"¦to a 16-12 record in his second season at Tech, and then to 20-9 and 27-7 records in his 3rd and 4th seasons there. In both of those seasons he led the team to Conference Titles, and in his 4th and final season at Tennessee Tech, led the program to postseason play, and the NIT quarterfinals.
Prior to his head coaching employment, Lebo also served as an assistant coach act South Carolina, Vanderbilt, and Eastern Tennessee State.
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