Columbus Stars Name Columbus Soccer Fixture, Lesh Shkreli, to Head PDL Team COLUMBUS, OH - The expansion PDL Columbus Shooting Stars have named Central Ohio soccer fixture Lesh Shkreli their first head coach.
A native of Yugoslavia, Shkreli
has been involved in numerous youth, high school, college, club, and soccer camp programs since his
days with the Columbus Capitals indoor team in the mid 80's.Currently an assistant coach at Ohio Dominican University and the director of the Northern Columbus Athletic Association's Blast Soccer Club, Shkreli holds a USSF "A" level coaching license.Shkreli
(Sh-krel-ee) has professional playing experience in the Greek FirstDivision, the American Soccer League
, and the North American Soccer League
professional career brought him to Central Ohio as the American Indoor Soccer Association's
leading scorer with the Columbus Capitals for the 1984-5 season.Shkreli shared all-AISA honors with former Crew assistant coach Oscar Pisano.
has had success as a coach.In his
five years on the staff at Ohio Dominican
, the Panthers have posted a 57-32-5 record and his
Blast Soccer Boy's 81 team captured the 1998 Ohio South State Championship.In 2000, Shkreli
was honored at halftime of the Major League Soccer All-Star game for his
ongoing dedication to the development of the Columbus youth soccer programs.He
lives in Westerville with his
wife Jovana and their daughter Adriana.