Jessica Leidecker is in her second year as an assistant coach with the Tigers. Leidecker came to the Clemson coaching staff after training with the US national team. Leidecker is a 2009 graduate of Clemson where she was named first and second team All-America and helped Clemson win their first ACC Rowing Championship in school history.
Leidecker was also a member of the first Clemson crew to advance to the NCAA Rowing Championships in 2008 and assisted Clemson to a #12 ranking in the USRowing/CRCA Women's Rowing poll during the 2008 season. In 2009, she was a member of the Varsity 8+ crew that won an ACC Championship and was named ACC Crew of the Year.
She was also a member of the Women's 4- that placed fourth at the U23 World Rowing Championships in Brandenburg, Germany. The following year she stroked the U23 8+ boat that placed 2nd in the Czech Republic.
A native of Westerville, Ohio, Leidecker graduated from Clemson in 2009 with a degree in Animal Sciences.