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Sammy Lara - Legends IE -ADOC

We are extremely excited to announce the hiring of our new Assistant Director of Coaching, Sammy Lara.

Sammy has been instrumental in building and shaping teams at Legends IE for the past seven years. As our Skills and Goal Keeping Director since 2016 Sammy has done an outstanding job of bringing excitement and soccer knowledge to our players.

Sammy brings positive energy to everything that he does, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to promote him to this position.

The Staff and Board of Directors of Legends IE would like to thank Sammy for all his hard work leading up to this exciting occasion and wish him all the luck in the soccer world going into his new position.

Ted Small
Program Director
Director of Coaches
Legends Inland Empire

About Sammy Lara

The last 20 years of my life have been filled with lots of learning, challenges, and success.  I have been fortunate to do what I love, while making a living, and making a difference in athletes' lives.  My journey began when I played soccer as a young boy until I was a young adult.  During those 10 years I played in high school and went on to play semiprofessional for CASAL San Salvador in Los Angeles.  For me, soccer has been a way of life.  Being a coach has opened doors for me that I never imagined possible.  I’ve had the opportunity to meet some of the best soccer players in the soccer professional world, build a partnership with LA Galaxy, and open doors for American soccer players to represent my training academy and compete internationally in Europe. 


My experience and passion for soccer has led me to working at Legends IE since 2014.  My time with the Legends family has allowed me to achieve many goals with all of my teams.  I have worked as a Goalkeeper Trainer and Skills Technical Trainer throughout my time here and will continue to serve our Club as the Assistant Director of Coaches.  I take leadership incredibly seriously and through soccer, I teach discipline, respect, and responsibility.  I strive for excellence and expect my players to do the same in all they do.  Soccer is my vehicle to teach my players to act responsibly in all facets of their lives, to reach their academic and athletic goals, and to always be a positive example and an elite representation of their Club and of themselves.