Liberty High School announced Tuesday that it had hired Roger Stewart-Frederick to take over the Lancers’ wrestling program.
Before taking over Liberty, Stewart-Frederick coached the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind. Before that he was an assistant at Forrest Park (Va.) High School.
Stewart-Frederick has a distinguished career as a wrestler, including being a three-time bronze medalist as a USA deaf Olympian. He was part of the USA deaf national team from 1998-2012.
Stewart-Frederick takes over for Shawn Springsteen, who had helped the program take big steps to improve the last couple seasons, including snapping a three-year dual losing streak and in 2014 recording their best finish at the Colorado Springs Metro League tournament in nearly a decade.
“The program is in much better shape than when I showed up,” Springsteen said when he stepped down in March. “We had a challenging year for a lot of reasons, and the team ended up doing extremely well under those circumstances. I’m looking for a little down time to recharge.”