OBERLIN — Two new head coaches will join the Phoenix Varsity Program at Oberlin High School. 

On Friday, Feb. 5, OHS Athletic Director Mr. John Carter announced the selection of two new head coaches for the school’s baseball and volleyball programs. Jeremy Leyva will lead the baseball team and Felicia Sanchez will lead the volleyball program.  

“Throughout their careers, both coaches have demonstrated a passionate commitment, knowledge of the game, and experience to potentially bring our programs to the next level,” Mr. Carter said. 


About Coach Leyva

Coach Jeremy Leyva is a graduate of Ashland University and an Intervention Specialist at Hamilton Elementary in Elyria. Mr. Leyva is the proud father of two children, Daymiah and Ethan. He is an avid sports fan and a diehard fan of all Cleveland sports, as well as The Ohio State Buckeyes. He comes to Oberlin after serving five seasons as Lorain High School’s head JV baseball coach in addition to serving on Lorain High School’s football and girls basketball coaching staff. Mr. Leyva’s first love is the game of baseball and his dream has always been to coach baseball like his grandfather, Albert Leyva.   

“I am very excited to become a part of the -Oberlin Phoenix community and family,” Mr. Leyva said.


About Coach Sanchez

Coach Felicia Sanchez is a graduate of Lindsey Wilson College, located in Kentucky, and a high school science teacher of 17 years, with the last four years at Amherst Steele High School (her alma mater). She is a proud mother to 5-year-old, Giana Sanchez. She comes to Oberlin after serving three years as the head JV Volleyball coach at Amherst Steele HighSchool and 10-plus years of club coaching experience.   

“I am looking forward to this new journey at Oberlin and cannot wait to get started,” Ms. Sanchez said.


Melissa Linebrink
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Oberlin City Schools
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