Lisa Boone returns to UMBC as an assistant coach after graduating in May, 2003 as one of the best players in school history. During games, she will be the dugout coach, and will also work in the bullpen with the relief pitchers. In addition, Boone will assist French throughout the season in both the offensive and defensive areas of the game.
“We will need to utilize Lisa’s skills as a four-year All-Conference player,” said French. “She will also work closely with our running game, having been one of the best baserunners in school history.”
Boone, the 2003 UMBC Female Athlete of the Year, finished her career with 249 hits, good for second all-time. She also currently holds the single season records for hits (90), doubles (18), triples (9), and games played (68). In addition, she holds career records in doubles (56), triples (15), games played (233), at-bats (758), and longest hitting streak at 29 games. “We are very fortunate to have her on staff,” French said. “Her experience as a player should help us with our talented newcomers.”
Boone currently works as a substitute teacher at Baltimore County area schools.