In just three seasons as a head coach at the collegiate level, Lisa Naas could easily be mistaken for a veteran skipper. Naas and her staff bring a plethora of knowledge, professionalism, class, work ethic, and above all, a winning attitude to the MIT softball program, and that commitment has immediately transferred to the players.
Naas graduated cum laude from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., in 1996, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in both Art History and Studio Art. At Carleton, she was a four-year letter winner on the softball team and was a co-captain both her junior and senior years. As a senior, Naas earned MIAC All-Conference honors.
The following Spring, in her first head coaching position, she guided the Purcell Marian High team to third place at the East/West City Tournament in Cincinnati. She earned her Master's degree in Sports Administration at Xavier University. At Xavier, she also served as an academic advisor and was presented with the school's Graduate Assistant Award for her work during the 1998-99 academic year.
Upon graduation, Lisa worked for a year in the Boston College media relations department. She has been a member of the Women's Sports Foundation since 1998.