Life Pacific College Hires New Head Coaches
SAN DIMAS, Calif. – Life Pacific College announced the hire of two new head coaches for the 2018-19 school year. The college, located just 30 miles north of Disneyland, will launch men’s wrestling, and women’s basketball this fall. Arsenal Aleksanyan has been named the head coach for wrestling and Ryan Weisenberg has been named head coach for women’s basketball. President of Life Pacific College, Jim J. Adams, said, “As LPC builds its athletics programs, we are proud to have Aleksanyan, and Weisenberg join our community as head coaches. Both are highly experienced coaches and we are excited to see the future of Warrior Athletics unfold as we grow and develop!” Read more about LPC athletics.
After five years as an assistant coach at California Baptist University, Arsen Aleksanyan enters his first season as head wrestling coach at Life Pacific College. Tim Cook, athletic director and head basketball coach at Life Pacific expressed, “We feel extremely blessed as we grow in athletics to hire such a high caliber Christian man and wrestling coach. Arsen comes with great acumen in the wrestling community. Although there were many high caliber candidates, Arsen rose to the top of the pool with his incredible technical abilities and a vast pool of recruiting experience not only in Southern California but nationwide. I anticipate an incredible program for years to come.”
Aleksanyan played a key role in the Lancers’ transition to full membership in NCAA Division II and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. In five seasons, CBU has accumulated a 46-31-1, 15-6 in R MAC record with Aleksanyan. The Lancers also won a program-best 13 duals in the 2014-15 season.
Aleksanyan began his collegiate coaching career at CBU after five years of prep coaching experience at Calvary Chapel-Santa Ana and a respectable amateur career. An alumnus of Calvary Chapel-Santa Ana, Aleksanyan took over head coach duties in December 2006. During his five-year stint, he led the Churchboyz to five consecutive top-10 finishes at the CIF California State Championships and five top-three finishes at the CIF Southern Section Master’s championships, with two victories at the Master’s tournament. He also led Calvary Chapel to two CIF titles.
Along the way, he coached 16 CIF individual champions, eight Master’s champions and six state champions.
Aleksanyan earned his political science (2002) and human resources (2003) degrees from Michigan State University. He was a two-year starter for Spartans and was voted team captain for the 2003-2004 season.
Prior to Michigan State, Aleksanyan also wrestled at Moorpark Junior College where he was a state champion at the California Junior College Championships. He also trained four years at the Olympic Training Center from 2000-2004. As an amateur, he was a 1995 and 1998 World Team Member.
Alesanyan currently resides in Riverside. Read more about LPC wrestling.
The TCW will following up with a Q&A with Arsenal Aleksanyan in the next week or so. Stay tuned!