The Tomball, Texas native set the Wolfpack single-season batting average record
The Pack has wrapped up the 2012 regular season
The Pack returns to action in Lexington, Ky., next week
She hit .473 for the week and tallied nine RBI as the Pack went 4-2 last week
State will take on Lehigh Thursday at 6 p.m.
Ninth Season at NC State
18th Season as a Head Coach
21st Season as a Coach
Overall Record: 609-330-1
Record at NC State: 273-196
2006 ACC Coach of the Year
2006 NFCA Southeast Region Coaching Staff of the Year
Lisa Navas had the honor of building the first women's fastpitch softball team at NC State, and the program has shown consistent improvement and success in its brief history under her leadership.
With an overall career record of 609-330-1 in 18 years of filling out the lineup card, Navas has built the Wolfpack program into a force to be reckoned with, both in Atlantic Coast Conference play and on the national scene. In just nine years Navas has built the NC State softball program from the ground up, taken it to the NCAA Tournament twice and collected both ACC regular-season and tournament titles.
With those achievements in mind, it's not difficult to see why she is such a highly regarded coach. A 21-year veteran of the coaching ranks, Navas brings a plethora of softball knowledge to the plate.
Prior to her appointment with the Wolfpack, Navas spent two years at neighboring North Carolina, where in 2001 she helped the team to a 38-19 record, the school's first and only ACC championship and NCAA regional appearance. In 2002, the Tar Heels finished second in the conference while compiling an overall record of 34-30, after setting the school's home run record.
Navas spent nine years as head coach at Barry University, a program that she guided to an overall record of 335-134-1. Under her direction, Barry won two conference championships, while placing second on six occasions and reached regional play five times in six years. As head coach, Navas led her squads to a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Tournament in 1994 and a berth in the national championship finals in 1998.
Before working with the Buccaneers, Navas assisted at Missouri. Her one-year stint resulted in a fifth-place finish at the 1991 Women's College World Series.
The roots of Navas' passion for the sport stem from her playing days at Oklahoma City University. As a shortstop for the perennially ranked Lady Chiefs, Navas guided the school to a second-place finish at the NAIA National Tournament in 1986. For her efforts, Navas was named to the all-tournament team. In her final season she was an NAIA all-district selection and qualified for the trials of the 1987 United States Pan-American Games.She was inducted into the OCU Hall of Fame in 2003 for her achievements in the game of softball.
Navas is an active member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). She held a two-year stint on the association's Board of Directors as the NCAA Division II representative, and served three years on the head coaches committee for Division I. Navas also campaigned as chairperson of the NCAA Softball Championship Committee for Division II for two years and spent time on the committee for three years. She currently serves as the chairperson of the NFCA All-America committee.
Navas earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from Oklahoma City University in 1987. During her time at Barry she earned a master's degree in sports management. She resides in Apex, N.C.