Troy Lesesne begins his fifth year as the assistant head coach and his eighth as a member of the coaching staff with the College of Charleston men’s soccer program.
Lesesne’s responsibilities range in all areas of the program, including academics, coordinating recruiting, alumni relations, scheduling, budgeting, and equipment.
After the 2010 season, Lesesne was named one of the top-20 assistant coaches in the nation by CollegeSoccerNews.com, a leading publication on NCAA soccer. CSN annually recognizes assistant coaches across the country who are excelling at their work. The criteria are based on efforts and dedication toward the coaches' respective programs but additional weight is also placed on the teams' success on the field.
A former standout midfielder at the College of Charleston, Lesesne enjoyed his best season in 2004, where he was named to the NSCAA/adidas All-American team as well as the NSCAA/adidas All-South first team.
During his four years he helped lead the Cougars to 47 wins and a birth into the 2nd round of the NCAA College Cup after winning a Southern Conference championship in 2004.
Lesesne was drafted by the USL Division I Charleston Battery, and played professionally for two years. During his two-year stint he played in 38 games and recorded 3 assists.
In addition to his duties with the Cougars, Lesesne has served as a coach for South Carolina United FC- Mt. Pleasant, formerly Mt. Pleasant Soccer Club, for the past six years. He currently holds a USSF "A" License.
A native of West Columbia, S.C., Lesesne was the recipient of the South Carolina NSCAA Player of the Year and the SC Gatorade Player of the Year awards during his prep career at Brookland-Cayce High School.
Lesesne recently received his master's degree in Communication from the College of Charleston. Lesesne graduated from the College of Charleston in 2004 with a bachelor’s in Corporate Communication. He married the former Amanda Andrews on August 1, 2009.