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Coach of the Month

By Admin, 01/14/19, 1:00PM PST

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Coach Sean Lockhart

Coach Sean Lockhart

FRAM feature Boys Coach/ Boys DOC Sean Lockhart

Sean Lockhart

 

 

 

What Team/teams do you currently coach/ or what is your role and how long have you been with FRAM?     I coach two boys teams, 04 and 03. I've coached both teams going on 4 seasons and they are a great group of players and parents. I've been with Fram as a Staff coach, Youth Director , Skills Director and now Boys Director of coaching. I've had the great opportunity to work at FRAM for 9 years.

What is your coaching experience?      I've coached in sompacity for nearly 19 years. In those 19 years, I've been a club coach for both boys and girls in a wide variety of ages. I've also coached at the collegiate ranks, assisting CSU Dominguez Hills from with the men and women from 2002-2008.

Recently, I was named the interim coach for the men's program at CSUDH for the 2018 season. I've also coached at the semi pro levels with Doxa Italia and had a one year stint with Fram's women's amateur team, Ajax. 

What experience do you have as a player?  What's your favorite soccer or sports memory from your past? Any special career credits?         As a player, I was fortunate enough to fulfill my dreams of playing professional soccer, both here in the states (Orange County Wave, A League 2000) and playing overseas in Brunei (DPMM, Brunei Premier League 2002). While in Brunei, I helped DPMM win it first league championship and also captured the Brunei Super Cup in the 2002 season, both firsts for the club. For the season, I helped lead the team in goals (10) and assists (10). As collegiate athlete, I was lucky enough to get a scholarship to play in college. My first school, Sacramento State (Div 1) offered me a full scholarship to attend their school. I took that offer and benefited tremendously from my time at Sac State. I was a starter the moment I stepped foot on the field. My freshmen season, I led the team in goals and points. After two seasons at Sac State, I felt I needed a change of environment, so I transferred to CSU Dominguez Hills to play for Joe Flanagan. In my first season at CSUDH (2000), I helped lead the team to its first ever National Championship in the program's history. The following season, 2001, I helped lead the program back to the National Championship final, but we lost to the host team in the last min. That season, I was named a unanimous 1st Team All American, All Far West Region and California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Most Valuable Player. My favorite sports memory would be from our National Championship season in 2000. In the National semi final, I scored the game winning goal from 35 yards into the top right corner. That goal got us to the final, which we won in overtime, 3-2. 

Most memorable soccer experience as a coach?      Winning the Div 2 CIF Girls Soccer championship with Palos Verdes High School in 2015-2016. Winning that Championship was gratifying for many reasons, but mainly for the fact that we were able to send our seniors out as the best team in the division. The coaching staff of Jack Gidney and Laura DiBiase were such a pleasure to work with. I was extremely lucky to have two technically sound coaches and very personable ones at that as well. 

What is your Coaching Philosophy?       My coaching philosophy is built on foundations like accountability, responsibility, discipline and work ethic. If  players can use each these foundations in their own right, that will make the team a stronger one, both on and off the field.

Did you have a mentor/hero?      Both my mom and dad would fall into the category for being a hero. They sacrificed so much just to be a part of my life. If there were games, you name it, they'd be there. They traveled to the ends of the earth to watch anything I was a part of. They took so much pride and enjoyment in watching me play. It never felt like they had to be there, it was their want to be there that got me. 

Favorite team and/or favorite player      Los Angeles Rams, California Angels, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, and Newcastle United. 

Favorite Quote?    "Sports do not build character, they reveal it." John Wooden

When you are not on the field for FRAM, what do you like to do in your free time?          I love to spend time with my family. I've been blessed with the coolest/most beautiful wife and three of the most beautiful daughters anyone could ever ask for. My family and I love to attend sporting events. Our favorites are LA Rams games, a close second are Angels games at the Big A.

Random fact about Coach Sean     I'm an extremely superstitious individual. If it's something that's helped me or my team, chances are I will replicate that until I feel it's not working anymore.