D3 Northland College names Phillips Women’s Basketball Coach

After a national search, Northland College is excited to announce Lisa Phillips as the next Head Women’s Basketball Coach. Phillips comes to Northland with a wealth of coaching experience at the high school and college levels, most recently as an assistant at NCAA Division II member Palm Beach Atlantic University.

“Coach Phillips is exactly what our program needs right now,” commented Director of Athletics, Seamus Gregory. “She is a passionate person, has the drive and is determined to take the program to new heights. We have a long successful history of Women’s Basketball here at Northland and we know Coach Phillips will begin the process of re-establishing the program (within) the UMAC standings.”

Before PBAU, Phillips served as the Director of Basketball Operations at NCAA Division I member Florida Atlantic University for the 2020-2021 season. At FAU, Phillips helped guide the Owls to a .500 record and a win in the opening round of the Conference USA Tournament. The tournament win marked the first C-USA tournament victory in school history, and the first post-season win since 2012. Phillips was responsible for coordinating the team’s travel and practices, as well as serving as a liaison between the basketball office and all other departments within athletics.

“I would like to thank Director of Athletics, Seamus Gregory, and the rest of the search committee for the opportunity to serve as the next Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Northland College,” stated Phillips. “I am excited to share my passion and love to the game with the team and to challenge them to become the best version of themselves on and off the court.”

Prior to FAU, Phillips started the women’s basketball program at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She served as the head women’s basketball coach during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.

Before her time at Regent, Phillips was at the helm of the varsity girls basketball program at the Atlantic Shores Christian High School, also in Virginia Beach. The team finished with a 23-4 record to secure the conference and regional championship titles. Her team was ranked No. 1 in the VA Division VISAA 2 basketball standings and advanced to the state semifinals. In 2016, Phillips served at the helm of the Old Dominion University Club women’s basketball team.

Phillips brings with her over 20 years of coaching experience. She started her coaching career at Greenbrier Christian Academy in Chesapeake, Virginia, where she served as the head coach, and coached at the varsity level in the Virginia Beach and Chesapeake Public School systems for numerous years. Phillips also has experience coaching AAU Basketball and Paul Webb Basketball camps.

Photo Courtesy Northland Athletics


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