Heather Lipp is in her sixth season
as an assistant coach at Holy Cross in 2013. Lipp helped coach the
Crusaders to seven wins in 2009, the team’s most since the
2000 season. Fifty-eight players have been named to the Patriot
League Academic Honor Roll over Lipp's five seasons.
Lipp has brought a wealth of coaching experience to the Crusader program. Prior to her time at Holy Cross, she was an assistant coach at Clark University for the 2007 season. Before coaching at Clark, Lipp spent three years as an assistant coach at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. In 2006, Wittenberg won its first ever conference tournament championship and won its first ever NCAA Tournament game, while it tied the school record for wins with 15.
A United States Soccer Federation National B licensed coach, Lipp coached the Puma Soccer Club in Berlin, Mass., to a 5-2-1 spring season record and a bid to the Andre Cup in 2008. She is also an assistant coach of the Massachusetts Olympic Development Program under-14 team.
Lipp was the head coach of the Dayton Soccer Academy under-16 team in Dayton, Ohio, from 2005-2007. Prior to her stint in Dayton, she was the head coach of the varsity team at Indiana Senior H.S. in Indiana, Pa., for one year and was the junior varsity coach for three seasons prior to that. Lipp also spent time as an assistant coach for the Foothills Soccer Club in Pittsburgh, Pa., and was named the Pennsylvania West Girls Coach of the Year. Lipp has also been a member of the coaching staff at the California University summer camps.
Lipp was a four-year defender and two-time captain at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. She graduated from Marietta in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in advertising. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Lipp was an outstanding high school soccer player at Upper St. Clair H.S.