Spurscast: Remembering Michael De Leon

Michael A. De Leon
Michael A. De Leon (Project Spurs Network)

On Monday, March 21, 2022, Project Spurs founder Michael De Leon passed away at the age of 45 battling cancer. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to Michael’s family as they go through this very difficult time in their lives.

Throughout his career, Michael helped numerous journalists get their starts in the media business, even if it meant moving on from the Project Spurs Network over time.

In this special Spurscast episode dedicated to Michael, Spurscast host Paul Garcia speaks with multiple current and former Project Spurs members about the impact Michael had on their lives.

From how each person met Michael, to the doors he helped open for them, everyone had a unique memory of exactly what Michael meant to them.

Spurscast guests:

Jeff Garcia 

Stephen Michael 

John Diaz

Joe Garcia

Aaron Preine

Benjamin Bornstein

Jeff Cerda

Victoria Villareal

Collin Reid

Josh Paredes

Jonas Clark

Tom Petrini

Rocky Garza Jr.

If you’re able to, please donate to the Michael A De Leon Funeral Legacy fund to help with the funeral arrangements and to help set up a scholarship in Michael’s name.

Music for this episode was created and produced by Vincent Garcia


  1. This was fantastic guys, thank you. I can’t express strongly enough how hard Michael (and Jeff) worked to get Project Spurs credentialed. And back then it was nearly impossible for a blogger to get credentials.
    Mike busted his ass to bring the absolute best content he could to Spurs fans. He will be missed sorely and was such a selfless, genuine guy.


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