Wolverines News · A note from our new Athletic Specialist, Lisa Magness

Wolverine Nation,

I am very excited and humbled to begin as the new Athletic Specialist starting July 1st. I cannot wait to begin working with our coaches, student-athletes, administration and community to continue to grow the Wolverine athletic program. I look forward to meeting each and everyone of you as we make Watkins Mill one of the best in our county, state and nation. In order to get to know me a little better, I have included some information about myself. I hope you and your families continue to stay safe during these challenging times.

Go ‘Rines,

Lisa Magness


Lisa Magness is a Certified Master Athletic Administrator (CMAA) and Certified Interscholastic Coach (CIC) who was born and raised in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. She attended Archbishop Spalding and Severna Park High Schools; where she was a student-athlete on the Soccer, Basketball and Lacrosse teams. After High School, Lisa attended Longwood University where she played Division 1 Lacrosse for the Lancers, before returning home to finish her college career at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and earned a degree in History and Secondary Education. She then earned her certificate in Special Education from the Teach Program at Anne Arundel Community College. She started her teaching career in 2009 in Anne Arundel County Public Schools; at Annapolis High School and then North County High School until the spring of 2019. While an educator in Anne Arundel County she coached the following sports: JV Girls Basketball, Varsity Girls Basketball, Varsity Girls Lacrosse, Varsity Field Hockey, Unified Tennis, Unified Bowling and Unified Bocce. From 2013-2015 she was an Assistant Athletic Director at North County High School. She also was the President of the Anne Arundel County Coaches Association from the Spring of 2015 to the Spring of 2018. In Fall of 2017, she become the Executive Director of the Maryland State Coaches Association and the Maryland State Athletic Directors Association liaison to the National Federation of High Schools, whereas she continues to hold this position today. Lisa transferred to Montgomery County Public Schools in the Fall of 2019 as a Learning and Academic Disabilities teacher at Northwest High School. In addition, she was an Assistant Athletic Director, JV Field Hockey and Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach at Northwest. Lisa is looking forward to becoming part of the Watkins Mill Wolverine Family and can not wait to continue to push Wolverine athletics forward in all capacities. She is dedicated and hardworking and is excited to hit the ground running with our wonderful coaching staff, fabulous student-athletes, supportive administration, excellent school staff and our dynamic community. With everybody engaging in our athletic program we will strive to teach life lessons through athletics while raising our level of competitiveness and sportsmanship across all sport programs. Go ‘Rines!