As a Husky participant from 1995-98, Gabriel was among the finest blockers in Pac-12 historical past. She joined McLaughlin’s employees when he took over this system in 2001, rising to Affiliate Head Coach, and serving to develop a legacy of Husky All-Individuals at each place. In her greater than 20 years at UW, Gabriel has labored with twenty-seven AVCA All-Individuals.
Throughout Gabriel’s time at Washington, the Huskies have reached 5 Ultimate Fours (2004, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2020) successful the 2005 NCAA title, and superior to 21-straight NCAA tournaments, averaging 25 wins per 12 months. The Huskies have seven Pac-12 Convention titles in Gabriel’s tenure (2004, 2005, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2020, 2021) and 7 extra second-place finishes (2006-09, 2014, 2017, 2019).
Gabriel turns into the ninth Head Coach in Washington historical past. She is the fourth feminine Head Coach, however the first since Debbie Buse in 1991. Buse can also be the one different former Husky participant to function Head Coach.
Leslie married Anthony Gabriel, an instructional advisor at Washington, in 2010, and gave beginning to the couple’s first son, Daylon, in Might of 2011, adopted by a second son, Myles, in March of 2013, and a daughter, Lanea, in October of 2014.