(February 25, 2021) Albuquerque, NM - New Mexico United is proud to announce that Head Coach and Technical Director Troy Lesesne has completed the courses and certification necessary to achieve the United States Soccer Federation’s “Pro”-Level Licensure. This is the highest level of USSF license available, and Lesesne is one of just 11 people in the country to make up the graduating class of 2020.
“Without question this was the most amount of growth I’ve experienced in one year as a coach in my career, and the Pro License was at the center of my development during the 2020 season,” said Lesesne. “Beyond the presentations, tactical discussions, and analysis that took place, the most important component of the course was gaining a deeper understanding of who I am as a leader.”
“Troy has guided New Mexico United to an incredibly successful first two seasons; creating the principals and foundational tenets on which the club is built,” said New Mexico United Owner/CEO Peter Trevisani. “We are so proud of the crucial work that Coach Lesesne does on and off the pitch every single day. He makes our club - and our community - immeasurably better.”
Lesesne is joined by five other USL coaches in the 2020 graduating class, including Greenville Triumph’s John Harkes, FC Tulsa’s Michael Nsein, Austin Bold’s Marcelo Serrano, Tacoma Defiance’s Chris Little, and New York Red Bulls II’s John Wolyniec.
About New Mexico United
New Mexico United, the state’s first professional soccer franchise, brings the most popular sport in the world home to the Land of Enchantment. Fueled by a passion for community, New Mexico United’s promise is to provide a platform that brings New Mexicans together for a unique sporting experience, celebrating the unity and excitement inherent in world-class soccer.
The USL is one of the most successful professional soccer leagues in the world, reaching a population of more than 84 million and fueling the growth of the game across North America. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the USL provides unparalleled club support with a growing team of more than 50 professionals across 17 departments, ranging from operations to marketing, communications, and sponsorship. The USL has a national media partnership with ESPN, wherein all league matches are broadcast on ESPN+, ESPN3 and across linear channels. The league also operates USL Productions, which includes a state-of-the-art facility that produces and distributes more than 500 league matches and more than 1,000 hours of original content to national partners, local affiliates and international markets throughout the 2018 season.