A four-year letterwinner at UCLA from 1995-98, Louise Lieberman returned to her alma mater in 2009 and is in her eighth 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 and was an undergraduate assistant coach for the Bruin women in 1999. Lieberman has also been extensively involved with the Cal-South ODP team, coaching at both the U-14 and U-16 levels. In 2016, she was honored with the Cal South Excellence in Coaching Award. She has also worked with the U.S. Soccer U-18 National Team at their training camps.
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. A two-year winner of the team’s Most Inspirational Award, 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. In 2010, she was inducted into the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
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 graduated from UCLA in 2000 with a degree in Sociology.