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Lou Liberatore is entering his second season as goalkeeper coach at Belmont, as head coach David Costa announced the addition of Liberatore to the Bruin staff on July, 23, 2019.
In his first season as a part of the Belmont program in 2019, the Bruins finished with a 5-12-2 (1-4-1 SoCon) record and their first-ever appearance in the tournament semifinal.
Liberatore has extensive coaching experience, most recently with the Tennessee Soccer Club, as its director of goalkeeping. He also formerly worked as an assistant goalkeeper coach for the Orlando Pride of the National Women's Soccer League. Last year, the United Soccer Coaches listed Liberatore as a "30 under 30" recipient for his extraordinary achievements in the soccer community. He played collegiate soccer at Belmont Abbey College in Raleigh, N.C., where he also attained degrees in sports management and psychology.
"Lou is an experienced goalkeeper coach with a great reputation for developing players," Costa said. "He has worked in youth, college, and professional environments and will be able to relate well with our team. Lou is a great fit for our culture, and we are fortunate to have him join our staff this fall."
Previously, Liberatore coached at the collegiate level with Northern Kentucky, Binghamton, Frostburg State and his alma mater of Belmont Abbey. He also has varied experience in professional and youth soccer, including stops at Binghamton United FC, Cincinnati United Premier and Orlando City Youth Soccer.
As a player at Belmont Abbey, Liberatore was a team captain for his final two years and also notched three All-Conference selections in his time as a student-athlete.
Liberatore earned his bachelor of arts degree in sports management and bachelor of science degree in psychology in 2011. He also completed his masters of business administration at Frostburg State in 2014.
The North Carolina native holds a National C License from the United States Soccer Federation, an Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma, and his Level Three Goalkeeping certification.
Louis resides in Nashville with his wife Hannah.