ALLIANCE, Ohio – The University of Mount Union has named Emily Fisher head women's lacrosse coach.
Fisher will be the first-ever women's lacrosse coach at Mount Union. The newly-added women's team will be a club sport in 2011-12 and then begin as a varsity sport in the 2012-13 academic year.
"We are all confident Emily is the right person to build our women's lacrosse program," commented senior women's administrator Sandy Douglas. "Between her playing and coaching experience, she is uniquely qualified to lead our program."
Since 2009, Fisher has been coaching lacrosse at Hudson High School in Hudson, Ohio. In 2009 and 2010, she served as an assistant coach before taking over as the head coach this past season. In 2011, Hudson was ranked No. 1 in Ohio during a season in which they went 14-3-1 and lost in the Ohio High School Girls Lacrosse Association state semifinals.
Fisher was a three-year lacrosse letterwinner at The College of Wooster and, as a junior in 2007, earned North Coast Athletic Conference All-Tournament team honors as she helped lead the Fighting Scots to the NCAC title and an NCAA Division III Tournament appearance.
Off the field, she spent the past year as a reading intervention specialist at Stanton Middle School in Kent and, prior to that, held fifth and sixth grade teaching positions at Hawken Middle School in Lyndhurst and Urban Community School in Cleveland.
"I look forward to meeting the opportunities and challenges of building and coaching the women's lacrosse team at Mount Union," commented Fisher. "There is such a great energy on the campus and the women's lacrosse program will complement the superb facilities, programs, faculty and staff. I look forward to getting started."
A native of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, she attended Walsh Jesuit High School, graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications from Wooster then went on to earn a master's degree in education from John Carroll University.
Her post-graduate studies are not her only connection to the Ohio Athletic Conference as her father, Tim Baab, was the head men's basketball coach at John Carroll for 11 seasons.