LIBERTY MAGNET ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT

Athletics Department Mission

The mission of the Liberty Magnet High School athletic department is to promote character, discipline, and teamwork by teaching student-athletes life lessons while excelling academically, athletically, and professionally.

New Athlete Information

If you are an incoming student to Liberty and you wish to inquire about athletics at Liberty, please contact the coach for the sport you are interested in playing.  Coach's emails are listed below. 

 

New Student Athletic Packet

Student Athlete Handbook
Returning Athlete Information

If you are a returning athlete to Liberty you will need to fill out the packet located HERE.

Athletic Director
Dr. Brandon White

Dr. White is entering his 6th year as Liberty Magnet Athletic Director and Men's Basketball Coach.  Under his leadership, Liberty has expanded athletics to include varsity competition in baseball, cheer & dance, football, powerlifting, and softball.

 

Our athletic department at Liberty Magnet is guided by our school five core values - Equity, Community, Opportunity, Service, and Integrity.  We take great pride in our student-athletes playing fair, mentoring younger student-athletes, being thankful to showcase our athletic abilities, partnering with local entities for varies service initiatives, and modeling and setting standards.

Athletic Trainer
 

The Liberty Magnet High School Athletic Training program provides prevention, recognition, care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries for all student-athletes on campus. Providing the highest level of care possible, we keep student-athletes health and safety at the forefront while allowing them to continue participating in their sport safely. 

Jana Alfred joined Liberty Magnet High School as an Outreach Athletic Trainer from the Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute in October of 2021.  Jana completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Lincoln University of Missouri and h Masters of Athletic Training degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Jana hopes to build a successful Sports Medicine team here at Liberty to help students who are interested to get a better understanding of what it takes to be an Athletic Trainer.

BASEBALL

Head Coach: Don Barrow

Email: WBarrow1@ebrschools.org

Assistant Coaches: Noah Rosol, Sam Adams

Coach Barrow graduated from Belaire HS in 1998 where he was named to 1st Team All District and lettered all four years as a varsity player. He went on to play at Delgado CC as an outfielder and then played and coached in the Sugar Cane League for 7 years with the Baton Rouge Twins and New Roads Tigers. His High School coaching career started at Denham Springs HS in 2017 where he was the Freshman Head Coach as well as an assistant for the Yellow Jackets Varsity where he coached the hitters and outfielders. In 2020 he was named McKinley High School Head Baseball Coach and led them to a 10-win season and an appearance in the 5A select playoffs. Coach Barrow has spent his summers coaching on the select baseball circuit and is currently a Head Coach in the Baton Rouge Patriots organization. Coach Barrow is entering his 2nd year as Head Coach here at Liberty where he continues to instill a culture of discipline and competitiveness in the program.

 

Coaching Barrow's Philosophy:

My philosophy for coaching baseball is to use the game to build young men on and off the field by providing direction, being positive and execution the task at hand daily. 

Liberty Magnet Record under Coach Barrow (2021- Present)

Year 1 (2021-2022)      Regional Playoff Appearance               Overall Record: 18-12

 

Liberty Magnet Collegiate Baseball Players:

Cobe Beamon (2022)- Dillard University

Kaleb Gibson (2022)- Dillard University

Sylvester Williams Jr. (2022) -Voorhees University

 

Post Season Accolades:

Kaleb Gibson               74A-1st Team All District Pitcher (2022)

Cobe Beamon             74A-1st Team All District Infielder (2022)

Brandon Hansberry        74A-1st Team All District DH (2022)

Sylvester Williams Jr.       74A-1st Team All District Utility (2022)

Braylon Geurin            74A-1st Team All District Outfielder (2022)

Yancey Steady             74A- 2nd Team All District Utility (2022)

Titus Guerin               74A-2nd Team All District Pitcher (2022)

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MEN'S BASKETBALL

Head Coach: Brandon White
Email: BWhite6@ebrschools.org

 

At Liberty Magnet our mens’ basketball program believes in providing our student athletes with the technical, tactical, physical, and mental training to reach their highest possible potential.  We are committed to helping each player achieve a high level of performance.  We believe in teaching young men to be responsible, disciplined, learn from mistakes, and handle themselves in a positive manner.  Most of all NEVER surrender or quit on yourself.

 

Dr. White is entering his 7th year at Liberty Magnet High School as the Athletic Director and Head Boys Basketball Coach.  Under the direction of Dr. White Liberty boys’ basketball has shown year to year improvement over the last six seasons.  Winning three consecutive 7-4A district championships (2022, 2021, and 2020) while earning two LHSAA Division II State Tournament Appearances State Runner-up (2022) and State Semi-Finalists (2021).

Assistant Coaches:

Charles Carter – Head JV Coach

Travis Franklin – Assistant Coach (Colorado State, Professional Athlete (2011 – 2021)

Chris Gatlin – Player Development Coach (LSU-Shreveport All American, Professional Athlete 2009 – 2016)

Toon Iyasere – Head Freshmen Coach/Player Development Coach

Tyrus Thomas – Assistant Coach (LSU, Professional Athlete 2006 – 2016)

Brian Williams – Statistician

Mecca High Performance – Strength & Conditioning

 

Liberty Magnet Record under Dr. White (2016 – Present)

Year 6 (2021 – 2022)    4-A Division II State Runner-up; 7-4A District Champs     Overall Record: 29 - 7

Year 5 (2020 – 2021)    4-A Division II Semi-Finalist; 7-4A District Champs          Overall Record: 20 – 7   

Year 4 (2019 – 2020)    4-A Division II Quarterfinalist; 7-4A District Champs        Overall Record: 20 – 10 

Year 3 (2018 – 2019)    4-A Division II Quarterfinalist                                              Overall Record: 20 – 11 

Year 2 (2017 – 2018)    Bi-District Playoff Appearance                                             Overall Record: 6 – 22  

Year 1 (2016 – 2017)    Bi-District Playoff Appearance                                             Overall Record: 9 – 24

 

Liberty Magnet Collegiate Basketball Players (2016 – Present)

1.        Quentin Henry (2022) – Alcorn State University

2.        Montreal Myles (2022) – Hesston College

3.        Cameron Newman (2022) – Baton Rouge Community College

4.        Ja’Quin Taylor (2022) – William Penn University

5.        Jacob Wilson (2022) – Wichita State University

6.        Joe Ayo (2021) – Louisiana State University Alexandria

7.        Zavier Sims (2021) – Lewis & Clark College

8.        Jeremiah Willis (2019) – Baton Rouge Community College

9.        Kevin Shen (2018) – Rhodes College       

 

Post Season Accolades (2016 – Present)

District Coach of the Year - 3                                    Brandon White (2022, 2021, 2020)

LHSCA 1st Team All-State - 1                                     Jacob Wilson (2022)

LHSCA East/West All-Star – 1                                     Jacob Wilson (2022)

LHSCA All-State – 1                                                      Jacob Wilson (2022)

LHSCAA All-State Honorable Mention - 3                Cameron Newman (2022) Jacob Wilson (2021, 2020)

Baton Rouge All-Metro - 3                                          Jacob Wilson (2022, 2021, 2020)

District MVP - 3                                                            Jacob Wilson (2022, 2021, 2020)

All-District Members - 12                                           Howard Gaskins (2022) Quentin Henry (2022, 2021)

                                                                                       Cameron Newman (2022)

                                                                                      Jacob Wilson (2022, 2021, 2020)

                                                                                      Zavier Sims (2021, 2019)

                                                                                      David Weber (2021, 2020) Kevin Shen (2018)

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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Head Coach: Valencia Wilson

Email: VNorwood@ebrschools.org

Assistant Coaches: Nikki Young  & Charlie Roggerson  

 

The purpose of Liberty Magnet High School Girls’ Basketball program is to provide opportunities not found in the curriculum that will contribute to the student's physical, emotional, psychological, and sociological development.  
 
Coach Valencia Wilson believes in developing leaders and promoting discipline on and off the court. She is committed to building a championship team that gives total effort while exhibiting character and class. Her philosophy is “hard-work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”  Coach Wilson earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from University of Louisiana Monroe and a Master of Science in Sports Management from Northcentral University.     
 
Coach Wilson joined the Liberty Magnet High (then Lee Magnet High) family August of 2016. This school year marks her 11th  -year coaching at the high school level. Coach Wilson’s overall record is 261-85. Coach Wilson has been named Coach of the Year six times. In 2019, the Lady Patriots earned their first state championship. The Lady Patriots claimed another state championship in 2020. In year 2021 The Lady Patriots were the Division II State Runner-ups. 
 

Womens Basketball Tryouts : 10/12/2012  
 

Liberty Magnet Women’s Collegiate Basketball Players

Haley Franklin            Ottawa University  

Tamara Christmas     Lincoln Trail College 

Aniya Lagarde            Rhodes College  

Diamond Hunter       Southern University 

Malaya Spears           BRCC 

Raegan Williams        LSUE 

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BOWLING

Head Coach: Sonja Franklin
Email: sfranklin@ebrschools.org

 

I have been in education for 22 years and I’ve taught math and science for the past 10 years at the elementary level.

 

I began league bowling fresh out of college in 1991.  I have bowled competitively in TNBA, USBC and WIBC.  My goal on each league night, TNBA tournament, and WIBC tournaments is to WIN and have fun in the process. 

 

The program is committed to developing the technical, tactical, and athletic abilities of the team.  Winning is very important to the team or program but sportsmanlike play is equally important.  While I take competitive bowling very seriously, I also think it should be fun.  I will strive to create an environment where the team and individuals have a chance to flourish. 

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CHEERLEADING

Coach: Elicia Brown

Email: EBrown7@ebrsupport.org

The Liberty Magnet High Spirt Program (Cheer & Dance) looks forward to working with talented and positive students who wish to work as a team to represent our school. As ambassadors of our school, cheerleaders & dancers are expected to follow all school rules and behave appropriately, maturely and responsibly. As a leader among their peers, they are held to a higher standard of  representing the school with a spirit of excellence. 

 

The decision to become a scholar athlete is one that truly maximizes an individual’s high school experience. There are many responsibilities and obligations that must be met as a member of the Spirit Program. Academics will be each participant’s  first priority. LMHS cheerleaders & dancers should be able to balance schoolwork, a busy dance schedule, as well as personal responsibilities. They must maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher. 

 

Additionally, leadership abilities and a positive character are important qualities that each member must possess. The administration and faculty expect cheerleaders & dancers to set a positive example for behavior and character, not only in school but also in the community. Whether in uniform or not, a LMHS cheerleader & dancer must exhibit the program’s six (6) pillars of character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, & Citizenship.

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CROSS COUNTRY

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Head Coach: Kylon Wishom

Email: Kwishom@ebrschools.org

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DANCE

Coach: Elicia Brown

Email: EBrown7@ebrsupport.org

The Liberty Magnet High Spirt Program (Cheer & Dance) looks forward to working with talented and positive students who wish to work as a team to represent our school. As ambassadors of our school, cheerleaders & dancers are expected to follow all school rules and behave appropriately, maturely and responsibly. As a leader among their peers, they are held to a higher standard of  representing the school with a spirit of excellence. 

 

The decision to become a scholar athlete is one that truly maximizes an individual’s high school experience. There are many responsibilities and obligations that must be met as a member of the Spirit Program. Academics will be each participant’s  first priority. LMHS cheerleaders & dancers should be able to balance schoolwork, a busy dance schedule, as well as personal responsibilities. They must maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher. 

 

Additionally, leadership abilities and a positive character are important qualities that each member must possess. The administration and faculty expect cheerleaders & dancers to set a positive example for behavior and character, not only in school but also in the community. Whether in uniform or not, a LMHS cheerleader & dancer must exhibit the program’s six (6) pillars of character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, & Citizenship.

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FOOTBALL

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Head Coach: Korey Lindsey

Email: klindsey1@ebrschools.org 

Korey Lindsey is entering his first year as the head football coach at Liberty Magnet.  Prior to joining the staff at Liberty, Lindsey spent four years coaching collegiately. 

 

Coach Lindsey Coaching Philosophy: Use your passion to Teach, Motivate, and Inspire each student-athlete to become the best version of themselves. I demand a high standard of pursuing daily excellence within our program to ensure growth and development, while encouraging a positive atmosphere that generates confidence and a hard-working mentality.

 

Coaching Experience:

(2022 - Present) Liberty Magnet - Head Football Coach

(2021 - 2022) Liberty Magnet - Head Track/Asst. Football Coach

(2019 - 2020) Wayne State University - DB Coach

(2018 - 2019) Pittsburg State University - DB Coach

(2017 - 2018) Southwest Minnesota State University - DB Coach

(2016 - 2017) Southern Illinois University - DB Grad Asst. Coach​

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​Playing Experience: 

(2011 - 2015) Professional NFL Player

(2007 - 2011) 3x All American - Southern Illinois University

(2003 - 2007) 2x LSWA Football All-State - Scotlandville Magnet HS.

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GOLF

Head Coach: 

Email: @ebrschools.org 

The golf program is centered around improving at golf and also improving at life. We do not just want to teach the kids how to become better golfers, we teach them how to overcome life challenges, reach their goals, and persevere. This year our goal is to assist athletes in developing a better golf game and developing a better understanding of how and when to use each shot.  The skills of deciding what type of shot to use around the greens, out of the rough/sand, and how-to better-read greens are foundational skills that will be our focus. Golf is related to life and how we can use some athletic mindsets in our normal lives. We also train these athletes to be tough mentally as they persevere through their golf game and life. Most importantly, we make sure that we have fun and bring energy when we compete

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MEN'S SOCCER

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Sponsor: Sean Musgrow

Email: SMusgrow@ebrschools.org

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WOMEN'S SOCCER

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Head Coach: David Woods

Email: dwoods1@ebrschools.org

Coach David Woods started his career teaching high school math in 2005 and joined the Liberty Magnet High (then Lee Magnet High) faculty in August 2015.  Returning to coaching this year marks Coach Woods' 14th year of coaching soccer and his 4th year of coaching soccer at Liberty Magnet High School.  Coach Woods coached the Liberty Patriots to their first state playoff appearance since the school re-opened in 2012.

 

 

Philosophy: 

My coaching philosophy is best summed up by a quote by Robert Kanaby, Former Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations. “Winning at the professional level is required.  Winning at the collegiate level has become expected.  Winning at the high school level should be a pleasant byproduct to what you're really supposed to be doing, which is developing young people into productive citizens.”  I believe that this can be accomplished through 1) Maintaining high standards of sportsmanship on and off the field, 2) Building belief in the ability of yourself and your teammates, 3) Promoting holistic development through soccer and 4) Embracing an enthusiasm for this experience.

 

 

Coaching Experience: 

(2022 - Present) Liberty Magnet High School - Head Women's Soccer Coach

(2016 - 2019) Lee Magnet High School - Head Women's Soccer Coach

(2013 - 2015) Tara High School - Head Men's Soccer Coach

(2008 - 2013) Tara High School - Head Women's Soccer Coach

(2205 - 2008) Tara High School - Asst. Men's Soccer Coach

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POWER LIFTING

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Head Coach: 

Email: @ebrschools.org 

The vision of the Liberty Magnet Powerlifting Program is to become one the best high school teams in Louisiana. Every athlete in our program will be treated with respect and dignity as we strive to reach our potential as a team and as individuals. We will always compete with class, within the rules, and with great intensity. The health and safety of every lifter is our number one priority. Our program teaches young athletes how to gain strength and push themselves mentally while protecting themselves each step of the way. The program is truly open to students of all shapes, sizes, and experience levels. 

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SOFTBALL

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Head Coach: Kaitlyn LeJeune

Email: klejeune@ebrschools.org

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SWIMMING

Head Coach:  Allison Marquette

Email:  

Last year we had swimmers compete at the state tournament and were very successful. We even had a swimmer win the state tournament in multiple events. 

It is our goal to provide a safe and healthy activity for students that allows them to enhance their educational experience.  Our sport is a great activity to increase physical health, as well as make friends and develop a team atmosphere. 

Our competitions start in September, so students need to sign up as soon as possible.  

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TENNIS

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Head Coach: Allison Marquette

Email: 

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WOMEN'S TRACK

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Head Coach: Kylon Wishom

Email: Kwishom@ebrschools.org

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MEN'S TRACK

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Head Coach: Kylon Wishom

Email: Kwishom@ebrschools.org

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VOLLEYBALL

Head Coach: Michelle Haynes   (2013 – present)

Email: MHaynes2@ebrschools.org

I believe no job is more challenging and rewarding than that of an educator and coach. Success is staying focus and on track. No one needs permission to be successful but self reflection is key. "I push my student-athletes to believe in themselves, develop a love for the sport, strive to make others better by setting a positive example and to ALWAYS remain HUMBLE / INTENTIONAL / GROWTH MINDSET / FORTITUDE."

 

Liberty Volleyball Team Accomplishment:

  • 2021 Regional Playoff (DII) Overall 17-9 Dist. 3-5

  • 2020 District Champions / Regional Playoff (DII) Overall 14-4 Dist. 8-0

  • 2019 District Champions / State Quarter-Finals (DII) Overall 34-4 Dist. 8-0

  • 2018 District Champions / State Quarter-Finals (DII) Overall 33-4 Dist. 14-0

  • 2017 District Runner-ups / Regional Playoff (DII) Overall 36-8 Dist. 12-2

  • 2016 Bi-District Playoff (Div. IV) Overall 15-15 Dist. 4-8

  • 2015 1st Year Varsity (Div. IV) Overall 6-20 Dist. 2-10

 

Liberty Volleyball Alumni Collegiate Athletes:


Graduation Year     Name                                             Team(s) or University


2021                              Trinity Bell                                                 Midway University, KY
2021                              Jordan Coates                                           Columbia College, SC
2021                              Diamond Holliday                                    Jackson State University
2021                              Trenity Lundy                                           Southern University-BR
2021                              Alacyia Smith                                            Kentucky State, KY
2020                              Johnice Hubbard                                      Jarvis Christian College, TX
2020                              Chassidy Robertson                                Jarvis Christian College, TX

 

Liberty Volleyball Tryout Dates:


May 8-13, 2023 Time: TBA
(Please visit athletic website for paperwork. Must have physical to tryout)

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