Leo Sayles

Leo Sayles is first a Christian, husband, and father. Leo Sayles is also a coach, an author, a pastor, a teacher, and a speaker. As of January 2019, he began serving as the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach/ Associate Athletic Director for Sport Ministry at Grove City College in Grove City, PA.

For the past 8 years, Coach Sayles was the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at Gardner-Webb University, an NCAA Division I level volley program in Boiling Springs, NC.

Leo Sayles’ coaching experience spans a 30 year career. He has successfully coached both boys and girls teams in volleyball, track & field, soccer, and basketball at the college, high school and middle school levels.

In his 20 years as a pastor, teacher, and speaker, Leo has combined sports analogies and stories to highlight biblical teaching.  These analogies are the basis for his first recently published book release Ordering Our Steps: Committing Life and Sport to Christ.

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Ordering Our Steps: Committing Life and Sport to Christ

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Ordering Our Steps is a 31-day sports devotional for the athlete, coach, or sports fan.  This book is a compilation of devotions written over a 12 year span, many of which were originally published individually for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Impact devotion series emailed daily to over 25,000 subscribers. Devotions cover a wide range of sports moments and characteristics associated with athletics, as well as experiences from Sayles’ personal life

Book Features:

  • Designed for the athlete, coach, or sports fan
  • Compilation of devotions, many originally published for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Impact Devotion
  • Covers a wide range of sports moments and characteristics associated with athletics, as well as experiences from Sayles’ personal life.
  • Each devotion also contains a scriptural reference with application, follow-up questions, extra verses for more in-depth Bible-study and space for notes.
  • Coaches and group leaders will find the book is a great tool for small group and team bible-studies.
  • Questions at the end of each chapter serve as great discussion starters in a group setting.
  • Group Orders receive a 15% discounted rate when ordered through LeoSayles.com. Included in the packet will be a group leader guide and special bookmark for each participant.
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About Leo

Coach Leo Sayles’ 30 year career spans athletics, education, and ministry.  In January of 2019, Coach Sayles accepted a new position as the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach/ Associate Athletic Director for Sport Ministry at Grove City College, an NCAA Div. III institution in Grove City, PA. Prior to this position, Coach Sayles served for 8 years as Head Coach at Gardner-Webb University, an NCAA Div. I institution in Boiling Springs, NC.

While at GWU, his teams have accomplished the following:

  • GWU Volleyball Wins leader in NCAA Div. I completion.
  • Teams set records for most overall wins, most conference wins, highest conference finish.
  • Teams have reset virtually all GWU Div. 1 team records during his tenure.
  • Teams have won 7 consecutive AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) Academic Team Awards.
  • Teams have won 4 consecutive Big South Conference Sportsmanship Awards.

Coach Leo Sayles has also led successful sports camps for over 20 years in volleyball, basketball, and/or track.   He is available as a speaker for school chapels, spiritual life conferences, school/youth retreats, Christian leadership training, athletic department leadership training, teacher in-service, Sunday services.

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Coach Leo Sayles coaching his team during a match.