Leitao is the associate head coach of the Huskies, and has head coaching experience. He was the head basketball coach at Northeastern University from 1994-96, where his record was 22-35. His two year stint as a head coach was sandwiched between two long terms as a UConn assistant (1986-1994, and 1996-present).
Leitao is a proven recruiter who heads up UConn's basketball recruiting efforts. He played for current UConn head coach Jim Calhoun at Northeastern, and is in his twentieth season with Calhoun as either a player or a coach.