DowntownHuntington.net is launching a new series called “People of Huntington” where we intend to profile as many residents of the Jewel City, from as many different walks of life, as we can. In our newest installment, we talk to Coach Lambros Aristotle Svingos, who is 33 years old.
Do you have any siblings?
I have an older brother, Anthony Svingos, a twin sister, Lexi Svingos, and a younger sister, Simone Svingos
Morning or evening person?
What are you most known for, especially among your friends?
I’m known for being extremely outgoing. I’ve never met a stranger and one can never have too many friends!
What do you do in your free time?
When I’m not spending time with my family I love networking with other young professionals in the area, playing disc golf, and coaching basketball.
What hobby would you get into if you had the time and money?
Travel the Seven Wonders of the World and beyond.
If there were an Olympics for everyday activities, what would you have a good chance of winning a medal in?
If you had enough money to not need one, what would be your “job”?
I’d still be a Mortgage Loan Originator and Basketball Coach – my “job(s)” don’t feel like real jobs. I truly love them.
What are some accomplishments you’re really proud of?
Recently, I was named the new Head Boys Basketball Coach at my Alma Mater, Huntington High. Which makes me very proud.
Are you from Huntington? If not, what brings you to Huntington?
I am from Huntington, born and raised. My family migrated to Huntington from Greece in 1912.
What are three things you like best about Huntington?
- I can’t walk down the street without talking to at least two or three people I know. The people here are the best.
- The Pride our community has for Marshall and the City.
- Marshall University
What are three things you’d like to change?
- I’d love to see our City Authorities take better care of our town and get a better grip of the issues downtown is currently experiencing.
- The stigma the rest of the state holds against us. No matter where you go, there are places you shouldn’t be. Huntington is no different and overall, a wonderful place to raise a family.
- I’d love to see more (GOOD) jobs and opportunities for our young professionals to encourage them to stay in Huntington.
What is/are your favorite restaurant(s) in the Huntington metro? Why?
- Rocco’s (Kenova)
- 9th Street Diner
- Jolly Pirate – best Gyro’s in town!!!
Favorite shop(s)? Why?
- LaFontaine’s Tobacco & Wine Shop
- The Old Village Roaster
Any local and/or small businesses you’d like to acknowledge?
- Lexi’s Busy Bee’s – This is my sisters company. They do residential and commercial cleaning. She started from scratch about 4 years ago and has been best in the tri-state two years running.
- Aura Aesthetics – This is my other sisters company. She does Brow Lamination and Lash Extensions. People tell me constantly how wonderful she is. — I’m extremely proud of my sisters in all they have and will accomplish!!
- Victors Cleaners and Launderers – this business has been in my family since my great grandparents migrated here from Greece in 1912. Victors is the oldest family owned business in Huntington. I grew up in the dry cleaners. I learned the value of hard work and how important it is to produce a quality product.
What is a food you’ve had that you enjoy that you can’t find in Huntington?
What is the best piece of advice you ever received?
- My father once told me… “Your word is all you have. Without your word, you are nothing.” I’ll never forget it.
Pretend this is the yearbook, what is your senior quote?
- “Do or do not, there is no try.” – Yoda
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