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Lenny Leiper

Officiating ∙ Blackhawk

 

 

 

 

Len Leiper could be called a man for all seasons. Not the English church version, but a man worthy of induction into the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame for his willingness as a sports official to change uniforms as the seasons change.


Leiper has officiated over 2000 combined high school football, basketball, baseball, and softball games over the past 25 years. Add to that another 300 college football and basketball games and 500 ASA softball games, and you will understand why he is truly our "Man for All Seasons."

Leiperís athletic career began at Mohawk High School. He lettered in football, basketball, and track, graduating in 1979. But it wasnít long before Lenny put on the stripped uniform of an official, thanks to his cousin Ron Churchin.

Since 1986, as a PIAA baseball umpire, he has called over 300 baseball games including 30 WPIAL playoff games, four WPIAL championship games, 15 PIAA playoff games, four Western Finals, and the 2010 PIAA State Championship. He also found time during baseball season to serve as the Chapter Secretary for the B.C Chapter of the umpires. During the summer from 1986-1992, he umpired over 130 American Legion/Colts game, including 30 playoff assignments.

As a PIAA softball umpire from 1989 to the present, Leiper has been the man in charge in over 275 games, including 15 WPIAL playoffs, ten PIAA playoffs, 2 PIAA Western Finals, and the 1993 WPIAL Championship game. During the summer, Leiper has called over 500 ASA softball games. He also found the time to serve as the Umpire-in Chief for the Blackhawk ASA Umpires Association for 16 years.

Football takes over the fall season for Leiper. From 1986 to the present, he has officiated over 300 PIAA games, including 20 WPIAL Playoffs and two WPIAL Championship games. From 1992 to 2002, Lenny served as a NCAA college official with over 100 games called, including 2 playoff games. He is the Beaver County Chapter Rules Interpreter.

During the winter, basketball becomes his season. A PIAA basketball referee since 1986, Leiper has called over 800 games, including 50 WPIAL playoff assignments, 3 WPIAL Championship games, and 15 PIAA Playoff games. Since 1996, Lenny has served as the B.C. Chapter Rules Interpreter. As a NCAA College official from 1995 to 2005, he called over 100 games, including 5 playoff games.

Lenny resides in Patterson Township and is married to Sue and is the father of Michael and Maria. He has three grandchildren. Lenny is the District Sales Representative for McKee Foods/Little Debbie Snack Cakes and finds time to serve as President of the Patterson Township Commissioners. ACCEPTANCE SPEECH