Ernest Leal joined the Alfred State athletic department this fall and will serve as the department's strength and conditioning coach.
Leal has spent time working as a strength and conditioning coach, a quality control coach, and in the equipment room. He has previously worked with the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League, in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins, and at the collegiate level at University of South Florida and Syracuse University.
Leal credits his mentors Wil Hicks and Hal Luther from Syracuse and Ron McKeefery and Mike Golden at South Florida for his development as a coach.
Leal, a native of Livonia, NY, earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science at Winthrop University.