Eric Leach Finds New Home in Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The friendly face everyone ties to the Hot Rods has found a new home here in Bowling Green.

“The transition really, it all came about very, very quickly,” Leach said. “The Mid-South Conference reached out and did a Zoom interview on a Thursday, and they offered me the job on Saturday, and really everything came together very rapidly.”

Eric Leach has been named the newest commissioner of the Mid-South Conference. His responsibilities include overseeing all student athletes, the programs, and helping grow the Mid-South brand, just like he did with the Hot Rods.

“Being a commissioner was really not on the horizon,” Leach said. “I’ve had this burning desire to get involved in college athletics for a while. But how do you transition from pros to college are two very, very different things. So, when the Mid-South approached me, I was like, you know what, let’s have a conversation.”