Leroy Heu, a native of Honolulu, Hawaii, joined the UCSB Athletic Training staff as the Head Athletic Trainer in 1994.
Leroy graduated from San Jose State in 1982 with a Bachelor's degree in physical education with an emphasis in athletic training and a minor in biology. While in school, Leroy also worked as an athletic trainer for the San Francisco 49ers, the National Football League Players Association, and the Hula Bowl Collegiate Football Classic. Post graduation, he accepted the head athletic trainer position at Fremont High School.
In the spring of 1983, Leroy became the assistant athletic trainer for the Arizona Wranglers of the United States Football League followed by a return home for a short stay at the University of Hawaii, Manoa as an interim assistant athletic trainer. The following spring, he returned to the Wranglers.
Leroy returned to his alma mater in 1984 as an assistant athletic trainer at San Jose State University for seven years. During his second stay in Northern California, he received his Master's degree in health, physical education, and recreation with an emphasis in athletic administration from St. Mary's College in 1989.
Leroy had a one-year stay at UCSB as an assistant athletic trainer in 1991 before returning to the University of Hawaii, Hilo as Head Athletic Trainer in 1992.
Returning to UCSB in 1994, Leroy has been very active around the Athletics Department including the design of the Harry Callihan Athletic Training Room, opened in 2005. He also served as the Head Athletic Trainer at the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia in 2009.
He is a member of the NATA and is a qualified examiner of the NATABOC.
Leroy resides in Goleta, California while visiting his family often in Honolulu. He is well known around the Athletics Department for his to-die-for barbeque.