Baptiste Leroy successor of Gagliano French men's coach
Baptiste Leroy (46) will be the successor of Christophe Gagliano as new manager of the French senior men's team. Leroy is the current high-level coach of Étoile Sportive de Blanc-Mesnil Judo with six medals at the French 1st division championships in Toulon ten days ago.
Baptiste Leroy is a ten-time French medallist at the French senior championships (including three titles in 1997, 2003 and 2009 in U60kg) He was previously stationed at ACS Peugeot-Mulhouse, with the Moroccan federation, at FLAM 91 and in Mauritius (he was Technical Director there) before returning to France a year ago within the white club Blanc Mesnil.
He took a bronze medal at the Tournoi de Paris in 2004 and World Cup medals in Rome and Hamburg but never reached the highest international level. As a junior he was internationally more successful with medals at European and Junior World Championships.
As a coach he was successful with many young talents and international rookies such as Walide Khyar and Kylian LeBlouch as well as Julia Tolofua recently and Alex Iddir and Charline van Snick in the past.
He has a long lasting working relation with current FFJDA President Stéphane Nomis working together at the successful team of Flam 91.