West Columbia, S.C., native Troy Lesesne becomes first professional head coach from CRFC
“At the end of the end of the day, we wanted someone who was going to come in and be part of our community in an authentic way,” team owner Peter Trevesani said. “What I saw was a head coach who just hadn’t been given a head coaching job yet.”
The USL is the second division of American professional soccer.
According to USL league data, the average age of a USL head coach is 41.8. Troy Lesesne, 34, will be one of ten coaches league-wide under age 35.
“Although he’s young in terms of his age he probably has more coaching experience than many of the hires coming into the league,” Charlotte Independence Coach Mike Jeffries said. “He’s got a really good coaching platform. The age and the baby face are deceiving.”