Last a head coach at Menlo College, Lisle has built a large following online
Dedicated to helping hitters at all levels for over a decade, Matt Lisle signed on to be an assistant coach at South Carolina in July 2017.
Lisle has been working over the past five years in softball, spending time at three different levels. His last position came as the head coach for Menlo College. He led the Oaks to their first winning season in 14 years in his one year. Four of his hitters attained All-Golden State Athletic Conference honors. A year prior, he worked at Santa Clara as an assistant coach, where he boosted the Broncos batting average over 30 points and helped them to their highest RPI finish in program history.
In 2014, Lisle worked at Cal State-East Bay as an assistant coach, helping the Pioneers multiply their home-run total from seven to 48 in one year, ranking second in NCAA Division II's California Collegiate Athletic Association in both slugging percentage and RBI. His softball start came as a volunteer assistant at Oregon in 2013, where he was a part of the Ducks' first Pac-12 title.
Lisle started his coaching career in baseball, spending 2006 with Patten University as an assistant coach before moving to Gallaudet University as head coach in 2008. His top pupil at Gallaudet, Kevin Alley, hit .384 on the year, posting 26 RBI in 33 games while also stealing 42 bases in 44 tries.
Beginning his career in the high school ranks in the Bay Area, Lisle spent four years at Berean Christian High School. He went 58-28 during his time there, helping the Eagles to their first No. 1 ranking in the state in 2005, leading the team to 18-consecutive wins. He spent 2006 at St. Mary's College High School in Berkeley, helping the Panthers to a 23-2 mark, finishing the year at No. 7 in the state's Division III poll. St. Mary's advanced to the North Coast Section semifinals under the 2006 Bay Shore Athletic League's Coach of the Year Lisle.
After his year at Gallaudet, he came back west and coached high school baseball, including two years at College Park High School. Lisle earned 2012 Diablo Valley Athletic League Coach of the Year honors after his Falcons went 11-1 and finished the year ninth in the state rankings.
Lisle's become a national figure thanks to his website that includes video tutorials and e-books on hitting. He's tutored hitters in both Major League Baseball and National Pro Fastpitch and also served as a featured speaker at the 2014 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Convention. He's also traveled the U.S. as a clinician
Lisle has five children: Alicia, Chappie, Chase, Presley and Crosby. Lisle is married to Jessica.
Lisle's Collegiate Employment Timeline
2016 -- Head coach, Menlo College
2015 -- Assistant coach, Santa Clara
2014 -- Assistant coach, Cal State-East Bay
2013 -- Volunteer assistant, Oregon
2008 -- Head baseball coach, Gallaudet University
2006 -- Associate head baseball coach, Patten University