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
Ms. Samantha Termini

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. 

Samantha Termini joined Liberty Magnet High School as an Outreach Athletic Trainer from the Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute in July 2021. Samantha has been a certified athletic trainer for 7 years with experience working with secondary schools, Division 1 athletics (LSU), and professional women’s soccer (NWSL). 

BASEBALL

Head Coach: Don Barrow

Email: WBarrow1@ebrschools.org

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. Don has spent his summers coaching on the select baseball circuit and is currently a Head Coach in the Louisiana Knights organization.

 

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. 

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MEN'S BASKETBALL

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

 

At Liberty Magnet our boys’ 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 6th 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 improvement over the last five years.  Winning two 7-4A district championships (2020, 2021) and an appearance at the LHSAA Div. II State Semi-Finals (2021).

Assistant Coaches:

Charles Carter – Head JV Coach

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

Chris Gatlin – Player Development Coach (LSUS All American, Professional Athlete 2009 – 2016)

Toon Iyasere – Player Development Coach

Leonard Jackson – Strength Coach

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

Brian Williams – Asst. Coach

 

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

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

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

Joe Ayo (2021) – Hiram College

Zavier Sims (2021) – Lewis & Clark College

Jeremiah Willis (2019) – Baton Rouge Community College

Kevin Shen (2018) – Rhodes College       

 

Post Season Accolades:

Brandon White                  7-4A District Coach of the Year (2021, 2020)

Jacob Wilson                       7-4A MVP (2021, 2020); 4A All-State Honorable Mention (2021, 2020)

Zavier Sims                         7-4A All-District (2021, 2019)

David Weber                      7-4A All-District (2021, 2020)

Quentin Henry                  7-4A All-District (2021)

Kevin Shen                         7-4A All District (2018)

Cameron Newman           7-4A All-District Honorable Mention (2021)

Andrew Davison               7-4A All-District Honorable Mention (2020)

Tim Kullman                      7-4A All-District Honorable Mention (2020)

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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 

BOWLING

DESCRIPTION UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Head Coach: Brandon Williams
Email: BWilliams22@ebrschools.org

 

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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

DESCRIPTION UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Head Coach: Brian Seals

Email: BSeals@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

DESCRIPTION UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Head Coach: Drey Trosclair

Email: DTrosclair@ebrschools.org

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GOLF

Head Coach: Noah Rosol

Email: NRosol@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

 

Tryouts will be mid-late October if we are having a spring season.

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MEN'S SOCCER

DESCRIPTION UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Head Coach: 

Email: 

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WOMEN'S SOCCER

DESCRIPTION UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Head Coach: Stephen Poss

Email: SPoss@ebrschools.org

Assistant Coach: Melissa Easley

Email: MEasley1@ebrschools.org

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POWER LIFTING

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Head Coach: Joshua Gast

Email: JGast@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. 
 

Coach Gast enters his second year as the head coach of Liberty Powerlifting while being assisted by Coach Drey Trosclair. Coach Gast has been around powerlifting as a lifter and coach for 15 years while working with renowned coaches such as Jesse Kellum, Tommy Moffit, and Kurt Hester. He has trained 14 individual state champions, 2 national champions, and 1 world runner up. He is eager to bring this standard of excellence to our athletic program while helping each individual achieve more than they believed possible. (In our state of the art weight room!)  

The Liberty Powerlifting Program is still in its infancy after beginning its program in 2021. We are proud to announce a top 10 finish in the state as a team with one solo state champion lifter. As we look to the future, the goals now become much higher, and we seek to add a women's team to our program. We are very optimistic about this year's potential results, but most importantly an enjoyable and rewarding experience for all involved.

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SOFTBALL

DESCRIPTION UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Head Coach: Karmen Williams

Email: 

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SWIMMING

Head Coach: Jacob Waldrop

Email: JWaldrop@ebrschools.org

Mr. Waldrop is a social studies teacher with multiple degrees from Auburn University.  This is his 9th year teaching and second year as head coach for swimming.  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.  To do so, simply send an email to Mr. Waldrop

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TENNIS

DESCRIPTION UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

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WOMEN'S TRACK

DESCRIPTION UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Head Coach: Brian Seals

Email: BSeals@ebrschools.org

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MEN'S TRACK

DESCRIPTION UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Head Coach: Korey Lindsey

Email: KLindsey1@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:

  • 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 9 – 14, 2022 Time: TBA
(Please visit athletic website for paperwork. Must have physical to tryout)

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