August 4, 2008

Heather Lipp Named Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

Aug. 4, 2008

WORCESTER, Mass. - The College of the Holy Cross has named Heather Lipp as an assistant women's soccer coach, as announced by head coach Deb Cox and athletic director Richard M. Regan, Jr.

Lipp brings a wealth of coaching experience to the Crusader program. She comes to Holy Cross from nearby Clark University where she was an assistant coach 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 U14 team.

Lipp was the head coach of the Dayton Soccer Academy U16 team in Dayton, Ohio, in 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 at 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.