SAN MARCOS, Texas - The Texas State University men’s lacrosse program announced that Erik Liberatore will be the team's head coach effective July 1, 2018.
Liberatore was selected after a nationwide search consisting of candidates from across the country.
“We are very excited to begin our 2019 season with an experienced coach who looks to rebuild our program with a goal of getting us back to a championship,” said Texas State team president Skylar Whinery.
Since relocating to Texas in 2010, Liberatore has served as head/asst. coach with area high schools and helped with the development of their lacrosse programs over the past eight years. He has sent dozens of players to top NCAA and MCLA programs.
Most recently, Liberatore was the program director for the West Austin Youth Lacrosse program, which serves as a feeder program to the Austin High School boys lacrosse program. In 2016, Liberatore became a Level 3 certified high school official.
“Officiating the past three season’s has given me a look at the game very differently and helped me develop a greater knowledge of the game”, said Liberatore.
Liberatore grew up in Conn., and played for New Fairfield (Conn.) High School and Trinity Pawling (N.Y.) Prep. During his senior year, he was named an all-conference midfielder.
As a freshman, he was part of the State semifinalist team in 1995. Liberatore attended New England (N.H.) College, participating in the NCAA D-III New England Collegiate Conference. While at New England College, he appeared in two NCAA tournaments, won two conference titles, and was named his league's top long-stick midfielder.
Liberatore and his wife, Maegan along their two dogs, live in South Austin.
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