the Head Soccer Coach at Jackson Christian School, is the Camp Director for Rising Soccer Camps. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Lean is entering his 17th season of coaching. During this time, as both a college or high school coach, his teams have never failed to reach the post season. In less than 3 years at Jackson Christian School, his teams hold nearly every team record in school history, including coaching the first men's soccer team in West Tennessee to ever advance to a State Championship match. In 2008, Lean was named West Tennessee Coach of the Year by The Jackson Sun. During his college coaching career at Crichton College, Bacone College and Union University, Lean has accumulated an NCCAA National Championship, a Region XI Semi-Final Berth and a record setting Transouth Conference berth with a first-year program...all before the age of 26. In fact, he was the youngest head coach in college soccer, at 24 years old during his tenure at Crichton College.
As a player, Lean was a four year starter as Union University's goalkeeper. During his Union Soccer career, he was a four time All-American and was twice named TranSouth Conference Goalkeeper of the Year. Serving as the Bulldogs captain his senior year, Lean completed his college career holding 12 Union Soccer records, by far the most decorated player in the program's illustrious history.
Prior to playing for Union, Lean played four years with the British Columbia Provincial Team. During the summer of 1997, he was selected to represent Canada at the Gothia Cup in Sweden and the Austria-Vienna Cup in Austria, and was invited to tryout with Middlesbrough FC and Sunderland FC of the English Premiership. In 1998 & 1999 he earned the distinction of trials with the full Canadian Olympic squad.
* NSCAA National & Advanced National Diploma
* NSCAA Goalkeeping Institute Diploma
* NCCPP (Canadian Soccer Association) Level One Technical & Practical Diploma
* Master of Arts in Education from Union University
* West Tennessee Coach of the Year
* NCCAA National Championship
* 4 time All-American
* 2 time TranSouth Conference Goalkeeper of the Year
* Trials with Middlesbrough, Sunderland & U20 Canadian National Team