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    Rick Leuschner is a 1980 graduate of Central Dauphin High School where he focused on science and was a lab assistant for 3 years.  Rick served as the class treasurer and yearbook photographer all 3 years at CD.  Athletically, Rick played on the school's first soccer team and was a captain on the track team.  When he graduated, he was first all-time in the 300 meter intermediate hurdles and 2nd all-time in the 110 meter high hurdles.  
    In 1989, Mr. Leuschner accepted a teaching position as an algebra teacher at CD East Jr. High.  After that, he taught physical science and remedial math at Swatara Jr. high for 3 years.  In the fall of 1992, Mr. Leuschner began teaching chemistry and physics at Central Dauphin. The next year, he began the school's first organic chemistry class.  In 2000, Mr. Leuschner began teaching AP Chemistry.  In total, Mr. Leuschner has taught for 35 years; chemistry for 31 years, organic for 30 years and AP Chemistry for 23 years.
    Mr. Leuschner began his coaching career in 1983 coaching the hurdles at Central Dauphin. He continued coaching at CD East in 1989 (spring-track and fall-cross country).  CD East finished 3rd at the PIAA Track & Field Championships 1990.  In the spring of 1991, Mr. Leuschner returned to Central Dauphin as a track coach and as a cross country coach in the fall.  In 1994, the boy's cross country team were Mid-Penn Conference Champions, finished 2nd at the District Championships and 9th at States.  The boys track and field team was 2nd at the Track & Field Championships in 2004 prior to winning in 2005 and 2006. During his 35 years of coaching, he has proudly coached many athletes to surpass his own accomplishments in hurdling. In 2007, Leuschner began providing color commentary for the PIAA Track & Field Championships. In 2018, Leuschner began coaching track at Hershey High School and began officiating track and field meets.
    If you would like to contact Mr. Leuschner, you can reach him at:
    Phone: (717) 703 5360 x72237
Last Modified on August 25, 2023