Keith LeClair spent five years at the helm of the East Carolina baseball team, coming to the school in 1997. In his five seasons with the Pirates, LeClair tallied a win-loss record of 212-96-1. He was twice named the Colonial Athletic Association Coach-of-the-Year and ABCA East Region Coach-of-the-Year (1999 and 2001).
In the Pirates' first season as a Conference USA member in 2002, ECU posted a 16-13-1 conference record and won its first-ever C-USA Tournament championship. In his five seasons with the Pirates, LeClair led the team to four NCAA Regional appearances (three times as a number one seed) and one NCAA Super Regional (2001).
LeClair was honored as the first recipient of the Conference USA Student Athlete Advisory Committee's (SAAC) Coaches Choice Award. In addition, the Conference USA Baseball Coach-of-the-Year Award was named in honor of LeClair. In June of 2002, LeClair relinquished his coaching duties due after being diagnosed with ALS, often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease. LeClair lost his fight against the deadly disease in July, 2006.