@DuqLax Staff Changes Announced
Aug. 22, 2016
PITTSBURGH - Lisa Evans, who has served as Duquesne’s assistant women’s lacrosse coach for the past seven seasons, has been elevated to head coach it was announced by director of athletics Dave Harper today. Evans replaces Mike Scerbo, who has made the intradepartmental move from head women’s lacrosse coach to assistant athletic director for compliance.
“Mike has been an outstanding coach for us and now we look forward to him shifting to the administrative team,” said Harper. “He is a man of unquestioned integrity and character. Mike will be a tremendous asset to our compliance efforts and also will be able to assist with a smooth transition for our lacrosse program.”
Scerbo, who went 109-82 in 11 seasons as head coach of the Dukes, led Duquesne to an Atlantic 10 Championship appearance in each of his last six seasons. He leaves his post as the winningest lacrosse coach in school history.
“I would like to thank President Ken Gormley and Dave Harper for this amazing opportunity,” said Scerbo. “While I will truly miss coaching all the dedicated student-athletes in the women’s lacrosse program, moving to the administrative side will provide an opportunity to grow as a professional. This is truly a blessing for me and my family. I step aside knowing Lisa will do a wonderful job in continuing to lead the lacrosse program.
“I'd like to especially thank all my current and former student-athletes here at Duquesne as well as from Ohio State, Limestone College and SUNY Oswego for their dedication and hard work over the past 21 years. I have learned a great deal from all of them. They are the people that allowed me to have a tremendously rewarding coaching career.”
Evans, who came to Duquesne prior to the 2009-10 season, served as the program’s offensive coordinator under Scerbo. Prior to her move to DU, she served as an assistant at Robert Morris for four years.
“Lisa is extremely excited about this opportunity and our team will make every effort to support her and the players as they prepare for this upcoming season,” said Harper. “I know she is enthusiastic about continuing to pursue the program’s academic and competitive aspirations.”
“I am truly honored and grateful to become the new head women’s lacrosse coach at Duquesne University,” said Evans. “I look forward to this new journey and I'm really ready to get to work. I want to thank Mr. Harper and the entire athletic department for this incredible opportunity to continue the great tradition of women’s lacrosse at Duquesne. I also want to thank Mike Scerbo for his guidance over the last seven years. He has been a wonderful mentor and friend. I wish him nothing but the very best as he begins this new chapter of his life.”
In addition to her time at RMU, Evans served as head coach at Quaker Valley Middle School for three seasons, where she was named 2005 Western Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association coach of the year.
Evans played four seasons at the University of Pittsburgh, where she served as team captain for three of those years. She earned her degree in psychology from Pitt in 2002.