Get To Know Coach Lisa:

WHAT IS YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE?

I have been coaching volleyball for 14 years, both high school and club. I am currently the Varsity Volleyball Coach at Ironwood High School.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PART OF THE FORTITUDE FAMILY?

Both my daughters play with Fortitude; this will be our 2nd year with Fortitude VBC.

WHAT IS YOUR PLAYING EXPERIENCE?

I grew up playing softball all my life. I was introduced to volleyball when my daughters were 5 years old. I absolutely fell in love with the sport and the combination of my willingness to learn along with my competitive spirit, coaching volleyball made sense.

WHERE ARE YOU FROM? WHAT STATES HAVE YOU LIVED IN? 

I am a native to Arizona. I currently live in Glendale, went to Peoria High School, graduated from Grand Canyon University, and work at Ironwood High School.

ARE YOU MARRIED? DO YOU HAVE ANY KIDS?

I started dating my husband my junior year of high school and we have been married for 16 years; we have 5 kids, ages 16, 14, 13, 12, and 10.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD? 

My favorite food is ice cream :)

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COFFEE DRINK?

I like plain coffee with cream...no sugar, no added flavors :)

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? (OTHER THAN VOLLEYBALL) 

I enjoy watching men's volleyball, women's softball, and of course any Arizona sports teams.

WHAT DO YOU DO BESIDES VOLLEYBALL? 

Besides volleyball, I enjoy spending time with my family and going up north to get away from the heat.

WHY DO YOU LOVE VOLLEYBALL?

I love volleyball because athletes have to learn to work as a team. Besides the fundamentals of passing, setting, and hitting, players have to learn the importance of perseverance, teamwork, hustle, leadership, integrity, and most importantly learn from their mistakes. Volleyball allows of all this to take place and I enjoy being able to be a part of these experiences.