position Head Coach
Alma Mater Ohio State
After a successful Ohio State career as a student athlete, competing professionally in the LPGA, a stint as an Ohio State assistant and head-coaching opportunities at Texas State and Kent State, Lisa Strom returned to Columbus to become the women’s head golf coach of the Buckeyes July 2, 2021.
Strom was a member of the Ohio State women’s golf team from 1995-99 and then returned as an assistant coach from 2011-16 following her professional playing days.
In her first season as head coach of the Buckeyes in 2022, Strom led Ohio State back to NCAA postseason competition, to a third-place (T) finish in the Big Ten Championship and the team title in the 2022 Lady Buckeye Invitational. Ohio State finished among the Top 9 in seven of 10 tournaments in 2021-22, including the last four of the spring season.
As an assistant for the Buckeyes from 2011-16, Strom helped guide the program to six-consecutive NCAA Regional appearances and four appearances at the NCAA Championships (2011, 2012, 2014, 2016). She was also instrumental in the team’s nine tournament victories, including back-to-back-to-back Big Ten Championships in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
During her OSU playing days, Strom was a two-time All-Big Ten and four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. In 2000, she earned a first-place finish at the NCAA East Regional Championship and was a member of the 1999 Big Ten Championship team. She graduated with a degree in exercise science in 2000.
Following her time as an assistant at OSU, Strom was the head coach at Texas State from 2016-19. She led the Bobcats to a runner-up finish at the 2019 Sun Belt Conference Championship and two team tournament titles. The 2018-19 season, her last in San Marcos, was a historic one for Strom and the Bobcats as the team set seven program records and finished with the highest final season ranking in program history.
She then returned to Ohio to take the reigns at one of the top programs in the area at Kent State. In her two seasons with the Golden Flashes, Strom led the team to nine tournament titles and helped continue the program’s dominance in the MAC, winning Kent State’s 22nd-consecutive conference crown. In May of 2021, Strom and the Golden Flashes came to the OSU Scarlet Course for the NCAA Regional and the team finished tied for fifth in the 18-team field to advance to the NCAA Championships.
Strom played professional from 2000 until 2011 and competed in more than 50 LPGA sponsored events as a member of the LPGA Tour (2003, 2007-2010). She earned her best career finish in 2007 when she finished tied for 13th at the Navistar LPGA Classic. Strom carded a career-low 67 on two occasions in 2009 with the first coming in the second round of the LPGA State Farm Classic and the next in the opening round of the Navistar LPGA Classic.
Aside from joining the Tour, Strom also competed on the Futures Tour for seven years. Her best finish came at the 2002 El Paso FUTURES Golf Classic where she finished second. Also, Strom is a three-time winner of the Ohio Women’s Open (2007, 2009, 2010) and two-time winner of the Michigan Women’s Open (2007, 2010).