Melik Khachiyan is a professional chess player and chess coach since 1990. Melik is currently the US National Olympiad Team coach.
Among his own early coaches was former world champion GM Tigran Petrosian.
Former student GM Levon Aronian says, "...it was Khachiyan who took me as a third-category player and made me an IM."
Grandmaster Khachiyan's student roster has also included some of the top junior players in the US, including 2010 World Youth Champion IM Steven Zierk, 2012 World Youth Champion GM Kayden Troff and multiple US national and state youth champions.