Leighton is entering her first year as assistant coach, but is no stranger to the program. Leighton was a Belmont cheerleader for 4 years, attended UCA College Nationals 2 times, and was captain her senior year. She graduated in 2014 with a degree in nursing and has continued to be heavily involved with the program since that time.
Leighton currently works at Nashville Skin: Comprehensive Dermatology Center as a RN and is also working towards her master’s degree to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. Leighton is engaged to her former stunt partner and Belmont alum, Wilden Nord, and they plan to marry in May 2020.