Leitao, 54, was the head coach at DePaul from 2002 to 2005. He led the Blue Demons to one NCAA tournament and two NIT appearances.
After the 2005 season, Leitao was hired as the head coach at Virginia. He was 63-60 in four seasons there and made one NCAA tournament and one NIT.
Leitao was fired by Virginia in 2009. He spent one season coaching the Maine Red Claws in the NBA D-League, followed by three years as an assistant under Frank Haith, first at Missouri and later at Tulsa.
Oliver Purnell resigned as DePaul's head coach earlier this month after five years on the job.
- Dan Gartland