Franklin Road Academy announced the hiring of Lisa Schaad as the new head coach of the volleyball program on Monday afternoon.
“I am beyond excited to be part of a new journey with the student-athletes and staff of FRA,” Schaad said in a school statement.
“I believe the mission and purpose of FRA aligns directly with my philosophy as a coach which is to walk alongside our athletes and coaching staff in hopes of discovering many ways to give back. and passions thanks to volleyball. My aspiration is to be someone the Lord uses to help athletes create their own championship history and have alumni proud to be part of the family. I’m thrilled to be a Panther!
Schaad has nearly 30 years of volleyball coaching experience, the last seven being at the helm of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, where she compiled a 137-45 record and led the Eagles to the Finals. Four of the Ohio High School Athletic Association in each of the past. three seasons.
“Lisa has enormous experience as a successful coach and program director,” FRA sporting director Kris Palmerton said in the statement. “His Christ-centered values align perfectly with FRA’s inclusive Christian mission. His passion for volleyball and children is contagious. I am extremely excited for our families and the FRA community as we begin our journey with Coach Shaad.”
Alongside her position as head coach at CHCA, Schaad has spent the past 14 years as director of operations for Elevation Sports Volleyball in Cincinnati, where she helped lead the club’s program to a national top-20 ranking. .
Schaad also has on-court volleyball experience as a four-year letter for Western Kentucky. She was the captain of the Hilltoppers team as a senior.
Schaad’s appointment officially begins June 1. She will visit campus later in the spring to meet players, coaches and families as she prepares for her arrival in June.