Max Lichtenstein joined the Tufts Men's Soccer staff as assistant coach in 2020.
As a player, Lichtenstein was a three-year starter at Ithaca College after playing his freshman year at the University of Memphis. Prior to college, he played for the Chicago Fire in the Development Academy where he recorded six shutouts in eight games his final season.
At Ithaca, Lichtenstein served as a two-year captain, was a two-time first team All Liberty League recipient, a two-time first team All East Region recipient, as well as the 2019 Liberty League Player of the Year and a 2018 United Soccer Coaches Second Team All American. He led the Ithaca program to a 27-8-6 record over his final two seasons and helped the program reach as high as #8 in the country in 2019. He graduated from Ithaca this year with a degree in sports media.
"I am thrilled we are able to add Max Lichtenstein to the staff," said Tufts head coach Kyle Dezotell, who coached Lichtenstein at Ithaca. "While just beginning his coaching career, he is eager and hungry and brings a great playing background and knowledge of the goalkeeping position to our group. I was fortunate enough to coach Max for the last three seasons and know that he is going to become a fantastic coach and will be a great asset to our goalkeepers and program overall. I've been lucky to coach some incredible goalkeepers during my career, but Max is the best of the bunch and one of the best players overall that I've coached. I look forward to him joining our Jumbos staff and the hard work that he will invest into our fantastic goalkeeping group here at Tufts."