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Lexington FC Coaching Staff

Director of Coaching - Parviz Zartoshty

Lexington FC firmly believes in the importance of continuing education for the benefit of our players and the advancement of the club.  While other clubs may look to have parent coaches or utilize a trainer style approach, LFC’s philosophy is to provide each team with the most qualified head coach available and groom young or inexperienced coaches by adding them as assistant coaches. 

Our commitment to the players and teams is to provide the most well-rounded and best-qualified coach for every team.  We believe that the right mix of playing experience, coaching experience; licensing and personality are keys to successful coaches.    We believe licensing is important because it enables a coach to be on the leading edge of areas such as:  fundamental coaching concepts, coaching philosophy, age appropriate training, treatment and prevention of injuries and team management concerns!

LFC Director of Coaching

A native of Tehran, Iran, Parviz Zartoshty graduated with honors from Transylvania in 1985 with a bachelor's degree in computer science and business administration. He made the Dean's List every semester and played soccer for four years. He was twice named MVP and was selected Pioneer Athlete of the Year following his senior year.

Zartoshty holds a USSF National C License and has served as head coach of numerous select teams in the Lexington area over the last decade. He has guided many successful teams, winning state and regional championships on several occasions.    Over the past 10 years, Parviz has also been a Kentucky Olympic Development State Coach and served as the Director of Coaching for the Kentucky Youth Soccer Association.

In addition to serving as the Director of Coaching for LFC, Zartoshty has served as the head coach for both the Transylvania University Men's and Women's soccer programs for many years before becoming the Director of Soccer in 2003.  Zartoshty began the Transy women's soccer program in 1995 and by 1999; he had guided the Pioneers into the NAIA National Championship game. He then took over the men's program in 2000 and immediately added the same successful mentality.  They have averaged over 13 wins per season since his arrival and they have been nationally ranked on numerous occasions. 

He was named the Region XI women's Coach of the Year in 1997, 1998 and 1999.

Click Here For a List of Lexington F.C Boys Coaches

Click Here For a List of Lexington F.C Girls Coaches

Background Check

All LFC coaches and assistant coaches are required to complete a background check before EACH season. No coach will be allowed to have any contact with their team until this process has been completed.
Deadlines are as follows: July 15 for fall teams and older teams planning on fall/winter tournaments January 15 for all spring teams *Newly appointed coaches (falling outside of deadlines) should complete the form as soon as possible after hiring.
Please follow this link (including instructions) found on the LYSA website. See instructions below from Ed Pavlik, LYSA Director of Coaching.

Background Checks

Because this is a new way for LYSA to obtain background checks and because you are required by LYSA policy to complete them, please go to this site and submit your information. Click here for background check website
This will allow all our background check data to be in one secure location. I have just completed mine and everything seems to be working.

Note the following:

1. You may elect to have LYSA pay for it or you may help us face this new financial burden (we anticipate it will cost $10,000 for the year) by paying for your own online.

2. You will be alerted to fields that need to be filled in, in case you miss them.

3. You will be required to do a mouse signature (drawing something in the appropriate box with the left button depressed) AND you will be required to click on viewing this signature before it will allow you to submit the background check request.

4. When you have successfully submitted the background check, you will receive a number.
Send me this number so that I know that you have completed your background check.

Thanks, Ed P

Ed Pavlik
Director of Coaching, Lexington Youth Soccer Association
859-223-8158; 859-323-1018 (fax);

Please contact Parviz Zartoshty 859-317-1861, Director of Coaching if you have questions about coaches

Includes weekly and full season schedules.


Lexington FC State Open Cup
Champions 2013

LFC 18 Boys White

LFC 17 Girls White

LFC16 Boys White

LFC 14 Boys White

LFC 13 Girls White
Kentucky State President's Cup Champions 2013

LFC 17 Girls Red

LFC 16 Girls Red
Kentucky State Open Cup Finalist 2013

LFC Under 17 Boys White
Kentucky President's Cup Finalists 2013

LFC 13 Boys Red