A four-year letterwinner at UCLA from 1995-98, Louise Lieberman returned to Westwood in 2009 and is in her seventh season on the Bruin coaching staff. In 2013, she helped lead UCLA to its first-ever NCAA women’s soccer championship.
Lieberman previously served as Director of Coaching for the highly-competitive LA Rampage FC for three years. Her primary position with the club included overseeing all 27 youth teams, while managing a staff of roughly 15 coaches. As director, she was also heavily involved in all parent/player relations with the club. Lieberman was hired by the Rampage to be the Director of Women’s Coaching in 2005 and was elevated to the main director position after just one year. Prior to her time with the Rampage, she served as former Bruin Paul Caligiuri’s assistant for both the men’s and women’s teams at Cal Poly Pomona in 2002. Lieberman has also been extensively involved with the Cal-South ODP team, coaching at both the U-14 and U-16 levels.
As a player, Lieberman was a second-team All-Pac-10 selection at UCLA in 1995. She played in 78 games during her four-year career, totaling 31 points on seven goals and 17 assists. She helped the program claim its first two Pac-10 Championships in 1997 and ‘98, and UCLA made the NCAA Tournament in three of her four seasons, reaching the quarterfinals in 1997. Following her UCLA playing days, she played one year for the WUSA’s Washington Freedom during the league’s inaugural season of 2001.
Lieberman was a standout at Beverly Hills High School from 1991-95, earning multiple MVP, all-league and All-CIF honors. She was named one of Soccer America’s Elite 11 Recruits as a senior in 1995. She also led her club team, the Fountain Valley Spirit, to a national championship in 1994.
Lieberman served one year as an undergraduate assistant coach at UCLA in 1999 while finishing up her degree in sociology.