Lisa Hooper begins her 16th year at the helm of the College of the Canyons volleyball team. Along with her coaching responsibilities, she teaches kinesiology, volleyball, swimming and health classes and also serves on various committees.
Over the past 16 seasons at COC, she has recorded a 201-128 overall record, with two conference championships and a state tournament appearance in 2007. She was also a two-time WSC Coach of the Year in 1999 and 2000 for leading the team to back-to-back conference championships, while also being nominated for regional coach of the year in 1999.
Every year, her teams continue to improve, and have been ranked in the top-25 in the state for nine years running. In 2008, her team was named the Scholar Athlete team by the California Community College Athletic Association. The honor is awarded to a sports team that had at least a combined GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated better-than-average accomplishments in intercollegiate athletic competition.
Hooper has acted as an executive board member for the California Community College Women's Volleyball Coaches Association for 10 years, while also serving as a coaching instructor for the Coaches Association executive board member for nine years. She was a coaching instructor for the Amateur Athletic Foundation from 2000-2007 and has been a Los Angeles County lifeguard since 1989.
She earned her bachelor of science degree with an emphasis in sports nutrition from Pepperdine in 1992 and her master's degree in kinesiology wian emphasis in exercise physiology from Long Beach State in 1997. A graduate from nearby Canyon High School, Hooper was an All-Golden League, All-CIF and All-Santa Clarita Valley player in high school.
She resides in Saugus with husband, Garrett, and daughter, Kira and twins, Noah and Sophie.