KANSAS CITY, Kan. – College of Charleston assistant men’s soccer coach Troy Lesesne has been tabbed one of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) 30 Under 30 program.
Launched in 2013, the 30-Under-30 program is a year-long education and mentorship opportunity for a select few up-and-comers who have made soccer coaching their career of choice. This program was created to support fledgling coaches and foster their growth at a crucial point in their vocation.
“This is a very just honor,” said CofC head coach Ralph Lundy. “He is entirely committed and dedicated and has played a great role in our program’s growth and success.”
Lesesne and the 29 other young coaches selected will receive complimentary registration and recognition at the NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia, Pa., as well as a scholarship to attend NSCAA educational events.
“Being a part of this program is humbling and I will maximize the opportunity at every turn,” said Lesesne.
Lesesne’s dedication to the program and tireless work ethic have gotten him recognition before, as the 2004 graduate of the College has twice been named among the top-15 assistant coaches in the nation by CollegeSoccerNews.com, a leading publication on NCAA soccer.
Lesesne was a standout player for CofC and an integral member of the 2004 Southern Conference champion team which advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. He was named to the NSCAA/Adidas All-American team as well as the NSCAA/Adidas All-South first team.
The 2013 campaign will be Lesesne’s sixth as the assistant coach and ninth as a member of the coaching staff. The Cougars open the regular season with the annual Nike / Aaron Olitsky Memorial Classic at Patriots Point. CofC will face off against Akron on Friday, Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Xavier on Sunday, Sept. 1 at 2:30 p.m.