Victor Lonchuk
Iona College
Victor Lonchuk
Assistant Coach
vlonchuk@iona.edu
Iona
Division 1

Lonchuk approaches soccer at an analytical and scientific angle. He works with NY Sports Science Lab as a strength & conditioning coach and performance analyst. He is responsible for testing and evaluating athletes using cutting-edge technology with the aim to harness ones baseline levels and progress. Using in-depth data collected from tests, he develops custom programs that address specific goals for the athletes. On the soccer field, Lonchuk has been an assistant coach at Pratt Institute, Head Varsity Coach at Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary, U18 Head Coach and Team Manager for the NY Skyliners Football Club and Coach of the U13 & U16 Latin Stars Soccer Academy. Most recently at Pratt, Lonchuk dipped his toe as the institutes Strength and Conditioning coach in addition to Men's Soccer Coach. In a similar fashion, he is also the fitness coach at Cathedral Prep. Last year, in his first year with the school, he led the soccer team to a CHSAA Varsity B South Championship and playoff semifinalist. Five players were included on the All-League team, and Lonchuk himself was selected to coach the CHSAA Select team during the Mayor's Cup. During his time with the NY Skyliners, the team won the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League 2017 Division A Champions (U18), NYCSL 2016 Division B Champions (U18) and NY Cup 2015-16 quarterfinalist (U17). With the Latin Stars Academy, Lonchuk helped earn the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League 2011 & 2012 Division B Championships (U13 & U16) and NY Metrokids 2013 titles (U13 & U16).[] His journey within the soccer industry also includes working as an analyst and scout for teams competing in the NASL league, as well as in CONCACAF Champions League. In these positions, he was in charge of performing in-depth analysis of opponents through all means necessary, including film, feedback, debriefings and presentations. For a three month stretch in 2014, Lonchuk was a Sports Science intern at Prozone Sports Ltd. He was responsible for investigating how the physical statistics of the game can provide quantitative data that, in combination with many other variables, could prevent injuries. Part of his time including developing a matrix that could potentially announce when a specific player needs rest in order to avoid re-injuries to soft tissues. Lonchuk has a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education from Lindenwood University and a Masters Degree in Sports and Exercise Science (Biomechanics & Physiology) from Middlesex University. He is also a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Performance Analyst Level III (Prozone/Stats), and is a UEFA B License coach through the Scottish Football Association.