Drew Lieberman, the founder and creator of The Sideline Hustle, graduated from Wesleyan University (CT) in 2013 with a degree in sociology. He played Quarterback for the Cardinals for two years before injuring his throwing shoulder, which prompted him to transition into coaching.
After two years coaching the quarterbacks at Wesleyan as a student assistant, Drew was hired at the University at Albany as the Video Coordinator and Offensive Quality Control for the 2013 season. He was fortunate enough to work for legendary coach Bob Ford, the architect of the UAlbany football program and the winningest active Head Coach in all of college football at the time.
In January of 2014, Drew was hired in a Player Development role at Rutgers University where he worked directly for Offensive Coordinator Ralph Friedgen and Wide Receivers coach Ben McDaniels. This gave Drew the opportunity to help mentor Gary Nova during his senior year and Leonte Carroo for his junior and senior year.
After the 2014 season, Drew was promoted to Graduate Assistant, where he continued working with both the Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers.
Drew worked at Rutgers for the 2014 and 2015 seasons under Head Coach Kyle Flood. Coach Flood and staff was fired after the 2015 season, but Drew was retained by new Head Coach Chris Ash and worked for him for about 4 months, until February 2016.
Just before Signing Day 2016, Drew left Rutgers to return to his alma mater, Wesleyan University, to coach the Wide Receivers and pursue his Master’s Degree in Writing. In his first season back at Wesleyan, Drew helped produce two 1st Team All-NESCAC Wide Receivers, Devon Carrillo and Mike Breuler. Carrillo, who tied the school record for touchdowns in a single season (17) in 2016, was named the Connecticut State Athlete of the Year by the Connecticut Sports Writer’s Alliance (CSWA) for all divisions, becoming the first Wesleyan student-athlete to ever receive the award.
In 2017, Drew's second season at Wesleyan, his Wide Receivers made history, breaking every single-season school passing record (receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, etc.). Additionally, Senior WR Mike Breuler produced the most decorated season in NESCAC history, winning NESCAC Offensive Player of the year unanimously and New England Player of the Year for all D2/D3 schools..
In only 9 games Breuler finished with: 87 catches* - 1,167 yards* - 10 TDs.
(catches & yards were school and league records!)