In his first season as head coach at Waterloo East, Xavier Leonard is taking on the challenge of rebuilding a program that is 0-28 since winning a first-round playoff game in 2012. The Trojans begin their 2016 campaign with a focus on improvement under new leadership.

2016 SEASON PROSPECTUS: WATERLOO EAST TROJANS

2015 RECORD: 0-9 Overall / 0-5 District
2015 PLAYOFFS: Did Not Qualify

HEAD COACH: Xavier Leonard
School Record (Years): 0-0 (1)
Career Record (Years): N/A (5)

2015 STARTERS RETURNING (11):
Carter Thill, OL/DT
Kadar Harrington, OL/LB/DE
Eric Gleiter, OL/LB
Tyus Phillips OL/DT
Omar Begic, OL/DT
Landen Clemmenson, QB/DT
Tyrell Gordon, RB/LB/S
Jaylon Holmes, RBLB
Tyre Reed, WR/DB
Christian Banks, WR/DB
Alijah Muhammad, WR/DB

OTHER 2015 LETTERWINNERS RETURNING (9):
Dylan Pryor,  FB/LB
Dylan Reyes, QB
Demarion Hall, OL/DT
Joseph Hall, OL/DE
Nate Nielsen, P/DB
Melvin Hernandez, K/WR
Jared Smock, OL/DT
Jacee Clark, WR/DB
Jahvon Holmes, LB/RB

KEY LOSSES FROM 2015 SEASON:
Colten Borwig, OL
Chase Pryor, QB/S
Cody Duckworth, OL
Jeremiah Jordan, S
Jordan Garrey, TE
Nathan Heinz, K
Cole VanWey, OL/LB

HOW COACH LEONARD VIEWS UPCOMING SEASON

Team Strength Entering 2016:
Team Speed

Concerns Heading Into 2016:
Number of players on the roster.

Opponents Expected To Compete For District Title In 2016:
Waterloo West and Cedar Falls.

Expectations For 2016 Season:
"Limit turnovers and improve fundamentals. They are a very hard working bunch that loves the game of football."