Chris Lekavich
Chris Lekavich
Title: Assistant Coach
Year: 12th
Previous College: Cal State Fullerton

Entering his 12th year as the goalkeeper coach on the Cerritos College staff, Lekavich has over 30 years of playing and training experience at various levels of the sport. In his training he has been able to improvise, adapt, and overcome all deficiencies existing in goalkeepers' forms prior to his training. Lekavich’s training methods greatly improve the athletic skill and levels of his goalkeepers. Because of this, many of his students have been scouted to play for higher level teams, offered scholarships to colleges, and have won various prestigious titles and tournaments.

His coaching career consists of training goalkeepers for various clubs and privately. He was the goalkeeper trainer for Cerritos United Soccer Club and Cerritos High School. Lekavich is now the current trainer for F.C. Irvine and F.C. South Coast Bayern. He has also served as the goalkeeper trainer for Huntington Beach High School and Cypress High School. Lekavich also trains the keeper for an indoor arena soccer team and has trained approximately 50 or more private students ranging in age from 8 years old to 39 years old.

Lekavich went to Marina High School and played on both the junior varsity and varsity teams, where he was a two-time all-league and All-CIF selection. Lekavich then went to Golden West College, where he continued to play soccer and began his pursuit for a college degree. He also played on the DSV Danubia Men's League team, until he entered the United States Marine Corps (USMC) in 1992.

While in the USMC, he played for various teams throughout his service before being honorably discharged in 1996. The teams Lekavich played for while in the Marine Corps include: Marine Team - Rota, Spain, School of Infantry Soccer Team - Camp Pendleton, West Coast All Star Team, All Marine Corps Team; and the Honorable Mention All Service Team.

In 1996, Lekavich received a full athletic scholarship to California State University, Fullerton to play Division 1 Soccer. He was formally trained in goalkeeping at Cal State Fullerton by Zack Abdel (a former Egyptian National Team goalkeeper and a holder of Class A Bundishliga coaching license; former goalkeeper trainer for the LA Galaxy; current trainer for Chivas USA and the US Men's National Team). Lekavich graduated Cal State Fullerton with a degree in History.