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Franklin and Marshall College - Softball
Franklin and Marshall College - Softball

Coaching Staff


Ken Rhoades | Assistant Coach

Rhoades brings nearly two decades of experience to the Diplomats' dugout. He worked extensively with F&M head coach Mike Cooperstein, including their time on the staff at St. Joseph's University.

With Rhoades and Cooperstein on the staff, the Hawks made three appearances in the Atlantic 10 tournament. Rhoades played an integral role in the Hawks' success, coaching the pitchers and infield. He was also the head of recruiting and served as a clinician.

From 1996 through 2001, Rhoades was an assistant with the 18U Haze travel team, which won eight tournaments during his tenure.

Away from the diamond, Rhoades works as an insurance executive.


Lisa Boone | Assistant Coach

Boone joined the F&M staff as an assistant in 2009, bringing more than 10 years of experience in coaching at the college level.

Prior to joining the staff at F&M, Boone spent five seasons as the top assistant at Utica College in New York and one season as an assistant coach at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in 2004. She was a four-year starter and All-Northeast Conference player during her years at UMBC and was named UMBC’s Outstanding Female Athlete in 2002-03. In February of 2008, Boone was inducted into the UMBC Retrievers’ Hall of Fame.

Boone graduated in 2003 from UMBC with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.  In 2007 she earned a Master’s degree in Education from Utica College.  Off the field, she works as a teacher with the Lancaster-Lebanon IU13.