Lisa Buckley is entering her first year as Head Women's Soccer Coach at Emory & Henry College. Buckley joins the E&H staff after serving in the same position at Milligan University for the last 13 years. This past fall, she led the Buffaloes to a 6-5 record in an abbreviated conference-only season.
During her tenure at Milligan, Buckley won more than 100 games and recorded three straight 10-win seasons from 2017 to 2019. She led the Buffaloes to an Appalachian Athletic Conference Championship in 2010 and her teams consistently finished in the top four of the league standings. Buckley has coached 51 All-AAC performers, including one league offensive and defensive player of the year. She was named the 2010 AAC Coach of the Year by her peers.
Previous to coaching at Milligan, Buckley served as an assistant coach for two seasons at Loras (Iowa) College. She was part of a string of five straight Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships and five consecutive berths to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
As an undergraduate, Buckley was a three-year starter for the Buffaloes. She helped Milligan win three straight AAC Championships, a NAIA Region XII title and a spot in the 2001 NAIA National Tournament.
Buckley graduated from Milligan in 2004 with a Bachelor's Degree in human performance and exercise science and earned a master's degree in athletic administration from Loras. She also holds a United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) National Diploma, a learning opportunity to expand coaching knowledge and improve player development.