Lexington FC Coaching Staff
Director of Coaching - Parviz
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
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
Click Here For a List of Lexington F.C Boys Coaches
Here For a List of Lexington F.C Girls Coaches
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
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
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
Thanks, Ed P
Director of Coaching, Lexington Youth Soccer Association
859-223-8158; 859-323-1018 (fax);
Please contact Parviz Zartoshty 859-317-1861 firstname.lastname@example.org,
Director of Coaching if you have questions about coaches