Lechner begins his first year as an assistant athletic trainer at Catholic in 2018-19.
Prior to Catholic, Lechner had worked as an athletic trainer at Pivot Physical Therapy in Gaithersburg, Md., since July 2017 while also serving as the Head Athletic Trainer for Gaithersburg High School where he was responsible for providing care to all 42 athletic teams for the Trojans.
Lechner served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Monterey Peninsula College from August 2015 to May 2017 while earning his masters of kinesiology with a focus in athletic training from San Jose State University in May 2017. While at MPC, he provided care to all 14 intercollegiate teams for the Lobos and was responsible for traveling with the football and basketball teams. In addition, he also served as a preceptor for MPC athletic training students and served as a teaching assistant at San Jose State.
Lechner received his bachelor of science degree in athletic training in May 2015 from Central Methodist University where he competed in track and field. He is a board certified athletic trainer and licensed in the state of Maryland. He also has a Tecnica Gavilan manual therapy certification, expeirence using Mulligan Mobilization with movement techniques and LESS screening for ACL prevention and specializes in the evaluation and rehabilitation of hamstring injuries.