July 10, 2014
WEST POINT, N.Y. -
Ninth-year head women's basketball coach Dave Magarity announced the hiring of assistant coach Lisa Strack on Thursday. Strack comes to West Point after serving as the video coordinator for the Virginia Tech women's basketball program.
"I am fortunate and excited to have Lisa join our staff," Magarity said. "I have known her for quite a while and have always admired her toughness and work ethic as a player. She comes to West Point with solid experience and she will have a positive impact on our young team."
Strack spent the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons at Virginia Tech, where she worked as the video coordinator with the women's basketball team. During her time in Blacksburg, Va., Strack was responsible for breaking down film and assisting in recruiting visits.
No stranger to the Patriot League, Strack was a four-year standout guard at American University prior to taking the position at Virginia Tech.
A 1,000-point scorer and two-time All-Patriot League selection at American, Strack led the Eagles in scoring and rebounding during her senior year and earned Patriot League Player of the Year honors. As a senior, she was named American's Female Student-Athlete of the Year, while serving as a team captain and starting in all 31 games.
Strack capped her playing career by leading American to a program-record-tying 23 victories, a 14-0 mark in the Patriot League and the school's third WNIT appearance in four seasons.
Strack graduated as just the ninth American women's basketball player to record 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in her career, finishing with 1,059 points and 500 rebounds. She was also the Patriot League's steals leader in 2011-12, registering 2.6 steals per game, and ranked in the top 10 in the conference in scoring and assists, with averages of 11.5 points per game and 2.8 assists per game.
Additionally, Strack was recognized on the 2010 Patriot League All-Tournament Team and garnered All-Rookie Team honors in 2009.
"It is truly a blessing to be here at this prestigious Academy," Strack said. "I played against Army for four years, and it always left a memorable impression on me. I'm really excited to be a part of a championship program and I can't wait for the upcoming season."
A native of Langhorne, Pa., Strack graduated from American in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.