Head coach Brian Lee and his staff announced the hiring of former East Tennessee State University graduate assistant women’s coach Laura Lamberth as the LSU Soccer program’s first full-time Director of Soccer Operations on Feb. 17 following the start of the team’s spring training season for 2014.
Lamberth joins the LSU Soccer program following two seasons as a Graduate Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at East Tennessee State in 2012 and 2013.
While serving as LSU’s Director of Soccer Operations, Lamberth does boast an impressive background as a young coach as she was a coaching staff intern at Middle Tennessee State University in 2011 and head coach of the Under-10, Under-11 and Under-12 girls teams with the Murfreesboro Soccer Club from 2011-12.
“We received a tremendous amount of interest in the position from across the country. It was only after an exhaustive search that Laura emerged as the best candidate for our staff and our program,” Lee said. “Laura had an outpouring of support from a number of coaches I have a great amount of respect for and have known for a long time.
“We’re excited that she is now a part of our LSU Soccer family as our first full-time Director of Soccer Operations, and the impact she will have on our program in the future.”
An experienced player in her own right, Lamberth was a four-year member of the women’s program at Middle Tennessee State from 2008-11 where she helped lead the team to the Sun Belt Conference Tournament Championship and NCAA Tournament berth during the 2010 campaign. She was also honored for her academic performance while attending Middle Tennessee State as a member of the Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society and a four-year member of the Sun Belt Commissioner’s List from 2008-11.
Lamberth graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in just three and a half years in December 2011 with her bachelor of science degree in health and human performance. She then maintained an impressive 4.0 grade-point average while graduating from East Tennessee State University in December 2013 with her master’s degree in kinesiology and sport studies with a concentration of sport management.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to join a great staff here at LSU, and looking forward to continued success with the Tigers in 2014 and beyond,” Lamberth said.
Following her playing career at Middle Tennessee State, Lamberth earned her U.S. Soccer Federation National “B” License and USSF National Goalkeeping License. She is also a certified member of CoachesNet and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.