Coach Raydon Leaton began the NOC Enid Jets baseball program in 2001. Since that time, Leaton has guided his teams to 3 Bi-State Conference Championships, 4 Region II Championships, 3 District Championships, and 3 World Series appearances including a third-place finish at the 2002 and 2018 NJCAA World Series. The Jets have been ranked nationally in 16 of the 18 years of the program, including 7 times in the top 5. The Jets won their 600th game in 2018. The 2018 team went 47-15, had 2 NJCAA All Americans, 9 Acedemic All Americans, and broke 14 school records. Leaton was also the Region II and District Coach of the Year in 2002, 2004, 2014, and 2018.
Success has followed Leaton from his playing days to his coaching career. In 1984 he tossed a 4-hit shutout for the State Champions from Tulsa Memorial in the first round of the 6A High School State Tournament. As a freshman at Connors State College, Leaton was a member of the Region II Champions and posted the team’s only win in the District Tournament in St. Louis.
Leaton began his coaching career as a student at Oklahoma State University. In his first head coaching duty with the Stillwater American Legion AA, the team finished third in the Legion World Series in New Ulm, Minnesota.
In his eight years as head baseball coach for Perry High School, Leaton’s teams won seven District Championships, two Regional Championships and made two state Tournament appearances. He compiled a record of 177-87 with two teams ranked #1 in the regular season.
In 1995 and 1996 Leaton was the pitching coach for the University of Indianapolis. He helped turn a 19-35 record into a 35-15 record and a playoff berth after one year.
Leaton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Science degree in Business Applications from the University of Central Oklahoma.
He served as the NOC Enid Jets Athletic Director from 2002-2013.
He and his wife, Stacie, live in Enid.