“The Erie offensive numbers are right out of a video game, just crazy, insane numbers- even for arena football …staggering, mind-boggling, a nightmare for defensive backs”- The Albany Herald
“Shawn Liotta has twice rescued Erie’s indoor football teams from oblivion…high flying offenses, reputation for fairness, and an impressive rolodex of connections that have enabled him to land a string of highly regarded players…a rising coaching prospect”- The Erie Times News
“Our coach, Shawn Liotta, put us in a great position and gave us the opportunity to come in and perform. We threw the ball on first, second, third, fourth down. That put me in a great situation with a great team. If you want to play competitive football, battle for championships, and have the opportunity to move up to higher levels of professional football- Erie is the place for you.” – Quarterback Adam DiMichele after winning the League Most Valuable Player Award in 2011 and directing an offensive attack that averaged 70.2 points per game.
“Shawn has developed a strong reputation as being one of the top offensive minds in the indoor football world…excellent track record of developing quarterbacks…he genuinely cares about seeing his players succeed”- Pittsburgh Sporting News
“My head coach (Shawn Liotta) is a mastermind of the indoor game. He puts me in position during the game where the throws are easy to make.”– Quarterback A.J. McKenna after receiving the League Offensive MVP Award in 2012
“Playing with the Erie Explosion was my first exposure to professional football as an indoor player and was a great experience. I was not familiar with the game but with great coaching I was able to learn the game quickly and develop my skills. Our offense was very explosive, and Coach Liotta was always finding ways to make the next big play in the passing game.”
-Wide Receiver Ernest Jackson recently finished his rookie season in the Canadian Football League in 2012 with B.C. Lions after playing with the Explosion in 2011.