Mike Lesako, Head Athletic Trainer
Mike Lesako begins his 15th year with the Presidents’ sports medicine staff in the fall of 2013.
Before coming to W&J, he served as the head athletic trainer at Salem International from 1998-99 and as an assistant in 1997-98.
He also served as the head trainer/assistant director of sports medicine for Health Trax and the head trainer at the Jefferson Hospital Sports Medicine Center.
A 1993 graduate of California (Pa.), Lesako earned a bachelor’s degree in education with an emphasis in athletic training and a master’s degree in the same field. He completed his graduate assistantship at Bentworth High School.
Lesako was honored with the prestigious California University (Pa.) Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award in 2008. The special honor was awarded due to Lesako's tremendous work in the athletic training field following the completion of his master's program at Cal.
Lesako and his wife, Teresa, currently reside in Washington, Pa. They are the proud parents of their young sons, Matteo (7) and Gino (3).
Mark Lesako, Head Athletic Trainer
724-503-1001, ext. 3010
Mark Lesako also begins his 15th year W&J during the 2013-14 academic year.
Prior to his arrival at the college, he worked at the Health Trax/NovaCare Rehab Clinic since 1995. In 1994, he was the head athletic trainer at Jefferson-Morgan High School.
A native of Brownsville, Pa., Lesako is a 1993 graduate of California (Pa.) where he earned a bachelor’s degree in education with an emphasis in athletic training. He also earned a master’s degree in sports management with an emphasis on intercollegiate athletic administration from Cal in 2009.
In 2008, Lesako was honored by his alma mater with the Distinguished Undergraduate Alumni Award. The prestigious award was given to Lesako due to his highly-respected work with the Presidents’ student-athletes through his years at Washington & Jefferson College.
He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the Pennsylvania Trainers’ Association where he serves as the Washington County delegate.
Lesako and his wife, Kristen, were married on June 30, 2007 and are the proud parents of their four-year old daughter, Isabella, and one-year old son, Ethan. The family resides in Washington, Pa.