Sara Tisdale

7 Reviews
Overall Recommendation
29%
negative

Eastern Michigan University - Ypsilanti, MI

Women's Lacrosse Head Coach
Division: NCAA DI
Conference: Mid-American | MAC

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3.0
Caring
2.6
Motivational
2.6
Knowledgeable
3.0
Honest
2.9
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Women's Lacrosse Head Coach

Believe the bad reviews. No empathy or care for alhlets

Date: March 2, 2024
By Athlete
1.0
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Tisdale is a terrible coach. Beyond being charming during the recruiting process she has absolutely no knowledge about how to build and retain a successful team culture. She explicitly told me I “shouldn’t let things happening off the field affect me on the field” after I was SAd. I will never forget that, and I will never forget what a horrible person she is.
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Women's Lacrosse Head Coach

Believe the bad reviews. No empathy or care for alhlets

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Date: March 2, 2024
By Athlete
Tisdale is a terrible coach. Beyond being charming during the recruiting process she has absolutely no knowledge about how to build and retain a successful team culture. She explicitly told me I “shouldn’t let things happening off the field affect me on the field” after I was SAd. I will never forget that, and I will never forget what a horrible person she is.
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Women's Lacrosse Head Coach

Don’t recommend as a leader or mentor

Date: October 26, 2023
By Parent
2.0
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She promises things she doesn’t have any intentions of fulfilling.
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Women's Lacrosse Head Coach

Don’t recommend as a leader or mentor

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2
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Knowledgeable
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She promises things she doesn’t have any intentions of fulfilling.
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Women's Lacrosse Head Coach

Startup practitioner, Leader of noone

Date: May 26, 2023
By Parent
1.6
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Tisdale is a solid recruiter. She has experience starting programs and creating buy-in and can be successful as she builds from new. This is where the competence ends. Leadership style - zero empathy and understanding of how team chemistry works. This leads to using fear and cold shoulder approach to feedback. Does not know how to provide instruction or support during 1:1 meetings. Tries to bully officials during games. Since she is unable to empathize with others, employs a strategy of 'empowering' senior classes to inherit her negative coaching style as enforcers on the practice and game field. She then let's these senior leaders dictate who plays, which causes division and poor team chemistry. All her players dislike her until they are seniors when they are brainwashed in the ways of poor leadershio and ruling by fear. Violated NCAA practice hours at times. Inappropriate behavior as a leader of women: Proudly displayed a disdain for most males, Often at odds and caused conflict with male coaches of other sports. Inappropriate relationships and behaviors on display in front of the team, especially when traveling. After quitting on the team and resigning, instead of facing the feedback and correcting the hole she dug, she contacted and tried to poach many players from the team (only 1 out of the many followed to her new destination - which speaks for itself). Good luck. We hope she learns what matters and changes as a person and leader. Until then really do your research...
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Women's Lacrosse Head Coach

Startup practitioner, Leader of noone

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Date: May 26, 2023
By Parent
Tisdale is a solid recruiter. She has experience starting programs and creating buy-in and can be successful as she builds from new. This is where the competence ends. Leadership style - zero empathy and understanding of how team chemistry works. This leads to using fear and cold shoulder approach to feedback. Does not know how to provide instruction or support during 1:1 meetings. Tries to bully officials during games. Since she is unable to empathize with others, employs a strategy of 'empowering' senior classes to inherit her negative coaching style as enforcers on the practice and game field. She then let's these senior leaders dictate who plays, which causes division and poor team chemistry. All her players dislike her until they are seniors when they are brainwashed in the ways of poor leadershio and ruling by fear. Violated NCAA practice hours at times. Inappropriate behavior as a leader of women: Proudly displayed a disdain for most males, Often at odds and caused conflict with male coaches of other sports. Inappropriate relationships and behaviors on display in front of the team, especially when traveling. After quitting on the team and resigning, instead of facing the feedback and correcting the hole she dug, she contacted and tried to poach many players from the team (only 1 out of the many followed to her new destination - which speaks for itself). Good luck. We hope she learns what matters and changes as a person and leader. Until then really do your research...
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Women's Lacrosse Head Coach

In her own words: "I got a 0 on an empathy test".

Date: April 21, 2023
By Other
1.4
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Blatant NCAA violator and creative in her coverup, Tisdale is where college lacrosse dreams go to die.
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Women's Lacrosse Head Coach

In her own words: "I got a 0 on an empathy test".

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Date: April 21, 2023
By Other
Blatant NCAA violator and creative in her coverup, Tisdale is where college lacrosse dreams go to die.
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Coed Lacrosse Head Coach

Date: August 16, 2017
By Verified Athlete
3.6
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She is good!
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3.6
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Date: August 16, 2017
By Verified Athlete
She is good!
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Coed Lacrosse Head Coach

Date: August 14, 2017
By Verified Athlete
5.0
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Tisdale is a woman of her word. She isn't hesitant when it comes to telling the truth, but she also isn't hesitant to tell you how you can improve. Not only is she a great coach on the field, but off the field she is genuinely interested in your life and how she can support you.
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Date: August 14, 2017
By Verified Athlete
Tisdale is a woman of her word. She isn't hesitant when it comes to telling the truth, but she also isn't hesitant to tell you how you can improve. Not only is she a great coach on the field, but off the field she is genuinely interested in your life and how she can support you.
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Date: August 14, 2017
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Coach Tisdale is a great person in general. She accepts her mistakes and is still learning and she knows that which makes her such a great coach. Culture is huge for her and I respect that. She is an honest person with your playing time, school, or just life. She is always accessible for her team she is someone I can always count on for advice.
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Coed Lacrosse Head Coach

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Date: August 14, 2017
By Verified Athlete
Coach Tisdale is a great person in general. She accepts her mistakes and is still learning and she knows that which makes her such a great coach. Culture is huge for her and I respect that. She is an honest person with your playing time, school, or just life. She is always accessible for her team she is someone I can always count on for advice.
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