Seth Lieberman is in his seventh year as the Associate Director of Athletics at Hawken School. He oversees the middle school athletic program and has been instrumental in building the Hawken youth athletic program. In his time at Hawken, Seth has coached middle school basketball and assisted with the varsity girls basketball program. Seth has created a boys and girls youth basketball jamboree as well as grown a youth boys and girls lacrosse play day, both events consist of more than 40 teams. Seth is an active member of the NIAAA, presenting at the 2018 national conference. Seth is also on the board of the NEO chapter of US Lacrosse. A few summers ago, Lieberman was selected to coach a team of high school basketball players from the US in a national tournament in Australia, placing 7th overall.
Prior to coming to Hawken, Seth worked at Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, North Carolina where he was the Director of Athletics and Physical Education and coached the Girls’ Varsity Basketball team. His team won the 2010-2011 Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference Championship, the 1st basketball championship in Saint Mary’s history. Prior to that, Seth worked at the Trinity School in New York City where he directed the athletic program and coached the Boys’ Varsity Basketball team. His team won the 2006-2007 New York State Independent School Athletic Association State Championship. Seth was named the New York City Private School Boys’ Basketball Coach of the Year for 2006-2007. Prior to Trinity, he led the athletic and physical education program and coached Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity Basketball, and Girls’ Varsity Tennis at the Cannon School in Charlotte, N.C. He has been the basketball director for both day and overnight camps and has spoken at various college basketball camps, as well at Five Star Basketball Camp. In addition, Seth has volunteered for many organizations and founded the Coaches vs. Cancer High School Basketball Classic and 24 Hour Swim For A Cure at Saint Mary’s School in 2007. The event raised more than $10,000.
Seth attended Clark University in Worcester, MA, where he played intercollegiate athletics and was an Academic All-American. Seth received his master’s degree in athletic administration from Springfield College in Springfield, MA. In his spare time, Seth enjoys staying active and rooting for his beloved New York sports teams, Carolina basketball, attending concerts (especially Springsteen) and traveling in the US and abroad.
Effort & Attitude
Coach Lieberman's Hawken Basketball teams thrive on dribble, drive, motion offense, with an emphasis on spacing and floor balance. Defensively, it's full court run and jump pressure, man defense, and a focus on making teams play at our pace and under duress.
The central philosophy of Hawken Boys Basketball is to strive to get better daily and control what you can control - effort and attitude - and to be the best teammate you can be. It's important to grow as a player, but more important to grow as a young man. Sports teach many life lessons and give our players daily opportunities to mature as a person.
Hawken Basketball History
Hawken Athletics Hall of Famers Maurice Gray ’86 and Vic Schmelzer ’74 boast school records which stand today and may never be broken.
Maurice Gray is the all-time leading scorer for both career and season. In the 1984-1985 season Gray scored and amazing 653 points, and his career mark is 1,719 points!
Vic Schmelzer was a rebounding machine in his day. He holds the school career mark with 911 rebounds, highlighted by his 1973-1974 season, where he brought down 406 rebounds!
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The Hawken Girls Cross Country team traveled to Walsh Jesuit to compete in the Pat Ritchie Cross Country Invitational. The girls competed well in the rain and on the muddy double loop course to finish second behind Warren Howland 75 to 78 points.
As Athletic Director Jim Doyle commented after the girls swim team won the State Championship for the 20th consecutive year on Friday, "It was a meet for the ages tonight, one to add to the incredible legacy of Hawken Swimming. It was a meet where our swimmers saw triumph, heartbreak, agony, and exhilaration."