Lisa Etienne enters her second season with the Pioneers in 2014-15. Most recently prior to SHU, she worked at Colgate serving as an assistant coach under Nicci Hayes Fort for the three seasons. A four-year member of the Hartford Hawks women's basketball team from 2005-2009, Etienne played a key role in leading the Hawks to two NCAA second-round appearances as well as clinching two America East Championships in 2005 and 2008. During her time playing at Hartford, she was named to the 2009 America East All-Defensive Team and All-Conference Second Team, and in 2008 she was named the 2008 America East Tournament MVP.
In addition to becoming a top-flight coach after graduation, Etienne was a veteran instructor of basketball camps hosted by the Fairfield Stags, Jennifer Rizzotti and the Hartford Knights.