Leroy Wheeler enters his 18th year as an assistant athletic facilities manager for the Southern Virginia athletic department.
Wheeler carries many responsibilities within the department including laundry duties for every sport offered at Southern Virginia.
He is responsible for opening the Rice Fitness Center on its scheduled days of operation and provides maintenance and upkeep of the athletic equipment at the center. Wheeler also supervises the athletic equipment room and performs inventory of all Southern Virginia athletics apparel.
In addition, Wheeler oversees the chain gang operations at all home football events.
He retired from Dominion Power in 1996 following 25 years of service for the company. From 1995-98, he served as a bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Buena Vista.
Wheeler resides in Buena Vista with his wife, Sherri. They have five children and eight grandchildren.