Ernest "Skip" Lichtfuss is a 1974 graduate of Washington & Lee University, where he received First-Team University All-America honors in 1974, First-Team College All-America honors in 1973, and Second-Team College All-America honors in 1972. He played for the U.S. Team in the 1978 World Lacrosse Championships.
Lichtfuss played for the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club from 1975-84. He was selected All-Club five years. He was the head coach of Mt. Washington from 1985 through 1994. The United States Lacrosse Coaches Association selected him Coach of the Year in 1985.
Lichtfuss was an official for eight years. He was a player and general manager of the Pittsburgh Bulls of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League in 1990, and remained the general manager in 1992 and 1993. In 1994, he became the head coach of the Baltimore Thunder of the MILL. He was an assistant coach of the 1994 U.S. Team, which defended its title at the 1994 World Lacrosse Championships. In 1989, Lichtfuss was inducted to the Washington & Lee Athletic Hall of Fame.