Blugold Hall of Fame
Lisa Herb coached the women's volleyball team for 22 seasons (1985 through 2006), compiling a 627-208 record which is a .751 winning percentage. Under Herb, the Blugolds won two conference titles and made nine NCAA appearances, advancing to the round of 16 on seven occasions. With Herb as head coach, the Blugolds posted winning records in 21 of her 22 seasons including a 52-3 mark in 1987.
Herb still ranks fifth in NCAA Division III in total career victories and 21st in winning percentage. Prior to her tenure at UWEC, Herb spent six seasons at the University of Dubuque where she amassed a 163-89 mark. That gives her a 28-year career record of 789-297 for a .727 winning percentage. She was tabbed the WIAC Coach of the Year in both 1997 and 2006. During her Blugold tenure, she had nine 30-plus win seasons. Her players earned AVCA All-American status 15 times, 70 All-Conference berths and five CoSIDA Academic All-American awards.
Her 1987 squad posted the second best win total in conference history when it finished 52-3. That squad also owns the two longest win streaks in school history of 25 and 24 consecutive matches.
Herb graduated in 1978 from UW-La Crosse where she played basketball and volleyball, earning All-Conference first team honors in volleyball. The Appleton, Wisconsin native was inducted into the University of Dubuque Hall of Fame in 2001 and her 1982 team was inducted in 2004. At Dubuque, she was also the assistant athletic director, head track coach, head softball coach and assistant women's basketball coach. Two of her volleyball teams received post-season tournament bids.
She was the Blugold interim women's basketball coach during the 1987-88 season after the retirement of Sandy Schumacher and prior to the arrival of Lisa Stone. She led the Blugolds to their most wins in school history at that time with a 17-10 mark and advanced to the NAIA District 14 playoffs that year. She also served as interim women's athletics director in 1986-87 and 1992 and interim department chair for Kinesiology in 2006-07.
Although she retired from coaching in 2007, she continues as a professor in the university's Department of Kinesiology. Tucker becomes the eighth Herb player to be inducted into the Blugold Hall of Fame. The previous inductees include Deb Allaman Johnson, Denise Boos, Beth Brochhausen, Kristi Griggs Walston, Marnie Blau Harrington, Cheryl Janowitz Dieckman and Maria Jensen Miller.