Give & Go with Denver coach Liza Kelly


Denver coach Liza Kelly can't go anywhere without her gameday Chuck Taylor shoes.

Excerpts of this "Give & Go" interview with Denver women's lacrosse coach Liza Kelly appear in the April edition of US Lacrosse Magazine. Don't get the mag? Join US Lacrosse today to start your subscription.

What’s the most played song on your favorite playlist?

I am a proud T- Swift junkie!

Who’s your favorite athlete?

I’m pretty sure saying myself is not appropriate? I actually really love Peyton Manning. I think he approached the game like a coach, performed under enormous pressure and I really love how funny he is.

What’s your favorite sports movie?

How about top five? “Rudy,” “Hoosiers,” “For the Love of the Game,” “Bull Durham,” and does “Caddyshack” count?

What is your favorite hobby?

Horseback riding. I rode a little bit when I was a kid and my oldest [daughter] is really into it now. Her trainer is great and lets me ride while she is getting her lessons.  

What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?

Right after my oldest was born, we took the team to Australia and I went bungee jumping. I made the mistake of putting it up on social media and my mom quickly informed me that she did not consider it my best “mom” decision. 

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?

President. Watch out Trump!

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Crabs. The Baltimore girl in me must always be satisfied.

OVERTIME from Syracuse attacker Nicole Levy

What’s your biggest fear?

Getting to the bus and not having my game day Chuck Taylor shoes. 

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What inspired you to be a coach?

My last semester at Delaware, I was meeting with a professor discussing my future. At the time, I thought I might be headed to law school or graduate school, but I really didn’t know to what end. My professor told me, “Do what you love.” Up until that point, I never even considered coaching. I have loved this job for almost 20 years. Thanks Professor Oliver!

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"Give & Go" is a monthly feature in US Lacrosse Magazine in which we put the sport's biggest names on the hot seat. Submit your quirky questions on Instagram @USLacrosseMag.

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