Leonard “Lenny” Teitelbaum was born in Flint, Michigan and played football for Flint Central High School. He also played goal for several years in the Flint Amateur Youth Hockey League. After graduating from high school, he spent a year at Michigan Technological University before transferring to the University of Michigan in the Fall of 1961.
Upon arrival at Michigan, Leonard Teitelbaum looked into trying out for the hockey team and was advised by Coach Al Renfrew to “stick around”. He served as practice goalie several times but eventually decided that he would be more useful to the team as team manager. He was very well-liked as team manager and was one of the two managers for the 1964 NCAA Championship Team. According to Captain Gordon Wilkie: “I guided Lenny throughout his School of Business career and without my extra effort, he would have never made it. As a person he got along well with everyone and in life, we were like ‘Mutt and Jeff’. I always said, someday you’ll grow up.”
Leonard Teitelbaum graduated from the School of Business Administration in 1964 with a B.B.A. and he received an M.B.A. from Michigan in 1965. He worked for Merrill Lynch in New York City.
He has kept up strong ties to the Michigan hockey program and alumni events. He was instrumental in establishing the Al Renfrew Scholarship Fund and has served as a member of its Board of Directors. Leonard Teitelbaum and his wife, Dorothy, have two children.
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