Athletic Director ( April 4, 2011- )
Interim Athletic Director (2010-11)
Acting Athletic Director (2006-07)
Senior Women's Administrator (1990-2009)
Associate Athletic Director (1998-2009)
Assistant Director of Athletics (1990-1998)
Head Coach Women's Soccer (1985-2001): 195-55-21 (.758)
From August 3, 2010 until April 3, 2011, Lisa Melendy served as the Interim Athletic Director, while the College embarked on a nationwide search for an Athletic Director.
On April 4, 2011 Lisa Melendy was named the Athletic Director at Williams College by President Adam Falk.
Melendy served as the Associate
Athletic Director at Williams College from 1998-2009. She
served as the head coach of women's soccer at Williams College from
1985-2001 and has coached women’s lacrosse and women’s
squash during her tenure. During the 2006-07 academic year
Melendywas the Acting Athletic Director for the Ephs.
Under Melendy's directin the Ephs won the Directors' Cup while she was Acting AD (2006-07), Interim AD and as the AD in 2011, helping extend the Eph streak of Cup wins to 13 straight and 15 out of the 16 awarded.
In her 17 years as the Eph head coach, Melendy compiled an impressive record of 195-55-21 (.758). She recorded 13 consecutive seasons of double figure wins to close out her Williams coaching career.
Under Melendy the Ephs won the 1989 Northeast Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title, the 1990 & 1997 ECAC-New England titles and were a NCAA semifinalist in 1999.
Melendy coached 19 All-Americans and one Rhodes Scholar at Williams.
Melendy’s primary responsibilities as Associate Athletic Director include compliance, budgetary oversight, championships, faculty evaluations, and departmental policy advising. Melendy also sits on the Williams Advisory Group on Admissions and Financial Aid and is a member of the NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championships Committee.
On a sabbatical leave in 2005, Melendy studied in the University of Massachusetts’ Social Justice Department and continues to serve on college and conference wide committees to increase both diversity and inclusion in athletics.