College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Humanities and Communication

Lisa M. Fortier '04: Basketball Coach

Lisa Mispley Fortier: Concentration: Journalism and Media Studies, HCOM, 2002-2004. After graduating from CSUMB in 2004, Lisa earned a master's in sport and athletic administration from Gonzaga University.

Lisa had coached women’s basketball at Gonzaga for seven seasons as an assistant coach before appointed the head coach during the summer of 2014. She inherited a team that won the West Coast Conference for the 10th straight year and earned a bid to the NCAA tourney, where they lost to James Madison in their first game. Under Lisa’s guidance, the Bulldogs won their 11th regular season title, compiling a record of 16 and 2 in the conference. Lisa also won the West Coast Conference C0-Coach of the Year Award. Then, Gonzaga went on to beat George Washington during the first round of the NCAA playoffs and upset the Number 3 seed Oregon State at Oregon State during the second round.

Lisa’s husband, Craig, is also an HCOM graduate. He had worked as an assistant basketball coach for Whitworth University, an associate basketball coach for Eastern Washington University, and is now a coach for the Bulldogs.