Robert E. Liessem, Jr. returns to the Lady Monarch sideline for his second season as an assistant coach. Liessem is currently the head goalkeeper coach with the Virginia Olympic Development Program. He has also served as a goalkeeping coach for the Premier Goalkeeping School, Elite Soccer Academy and the New Jersey ODP. A native of New Jersey, Liessem played high school soccer in Indian Hills where he received All-League, All-Area, All-Suburban and All-State honors. He also played in a semi-pro men's league. Liessem played college soccer for Longwood University, where he was named to the All-League, All-State and All-South teams. He graduated from Longwood in 1997 with a degree in business administration.