Ernest J. Lichtfuss
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Skip Lichtfuss is a 1974 graduate of Washington and Lee University, where he received first team University All-America honors in 1974, first team College All-America honors in 1973, and second team College All-America honors in 1972. He played for the U.S. Team in the 1978 World Championship.
Lichtfuss played for the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club from 1975-84. He was selected All-Club five years, and was then head coach of Mt. Washington from 1985-94. The United States Lacrosse Coaches Association selected him Coach of the Year in 1985. In total, he spent 36 years at Mt. Washington until the club's 105-year tenure ended in 2009, a casualty of the emergence of pro lacrosse.
Lichtfuss was an official for eight years. He was a player and general manager of the Pittsburgh Bulls of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League in 1990, and remained the general manager in 1992 and 1993. In 1994, he became the head coach of the Baltimore Thunder of the MILL. He was an assistant coach of the 1994 U.S. team, which defended its title at the 1994 World Championship.
Reflecting his long association with lacrosse and his tenure as a staff member at USA Lacrosse, Lichtfuss is the the only player, coach or administrator to have played a role with every USA Men's National Team from 1978-2023. He retired as director of national teams & high performance from USA Lacrosse in 2023.
Lichtfuss was previously inducted to the Washington and Lee Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989.