Shawn Liotta will be entering his seventh season as the Head Football Coach at Burrell High School in 2024, where he has led the Buccaneers to three consecutive WPIAL playoff berths. Liotta brings 25 years of coaching experience at the high school, college, and professional level, where he has coached teams to 5 championships, 7 division or conference titles, and has coached in 28 playoff games during his career.
Coach Liotta also serves as the Head Football Coach and Director of Coaching for Fan Controlled Football, a professional football league. Coach Liotta spent 2014-2015 as the Offensive Coordinator at Clairton High School, where the Bears captured two WPIAL Titles and compiled a (28-2) record. Liotta’s “No Huddle No Mercy” offense became one of the most prolific in the history of high school football, averaging over (58) points per game, breaking the all-time PIAA scoring record, and becoming the second highest scoring team in the history of high school football with (958) points in 2014.
In addition to his tenure at Clairton, Liotta has served as an assistant at Springdale High School, Yough High School, Saltsburg Area, and McKeesport High School in addition to serving as the head coach at Albert Gallatin High School, Line Mountain High School and West Shamokin High School. Liotta was the running backs coach at Duquesne University in 2003 helping the Dukes capture the NCAA D1AA Mid-Major National Championship, and spent nine seasons as a head coach at the professional indoor level, most recently with the Erie Explosion, where he led his team to two league championships and was a two-time league coach of the year.
In 2020 Liotta was selected as the Offensive Coordinator of the US National Team U18 team that defeated Canada in the International Bowl. Coach Liotta is a published author, consultant to programs across the country, and a national clinic speaker who has presented at clinics across the world over the past decade.
In addition, Liotta has served on the editorial advisory board of American Football Monthly alongside the likes of Mike Leach and Hal Mumme. Shawn Liotta is a 2002 graduate of Robert Morris University, and resides in Lower Burrell, Pa with his wife Allison and daughter Liliana.