July 29, 1999
STANFORD, Calif. - Lisa Milgram, an assistant coach at Stanford for three years, was named head coach of the men's and women's fencing teams, Senior Associate Athletic Director Cheryl Levick announced today.
Milgram becomes Stanford's first female head coach of a men's sport. Additionally, she is the only current female head coach of a men's fencing program in the country.
"We are thrilled to have Lisa remain on staff as our head coach," said Levick. "Lisa knows the Stanford team and has an outstanding background as both a coach and competitor. She is truly an asset to the department and the teams."
Milgram, a 1993 graduate of Penn State, has served as Stanford's assistant coach for the past three seasons. During her time on The Farm, Stanford has finished third at the NCAA Championships, first at NCAA Regionals and had a total of four athletes win individual NCAA Championships. Prior to joining the Cardinal coaching staff, she was head coach at UC San Diego for three seasons.
"I am excited about the opportunity to remain at Stanford and lead an exceptional team," Milgram said. "I know the potential of this team and the future looks very good. I'm thrilled to be a part of the continued growth of the program."
As an undergraduate at Penn State, Milgram led the team to the NCAA Championship in 1990, finishing third overall in women's foil. She was a three-time letterwinner with a degree in Exercise Sport Science. Milgram was a member of the Junior Women's Foil team and competed at the Junior Olympics. She was a national ranked fencer in both foil and epee.