Lisa Minton-Dean played women’s volleyball for legendary head coach Susie Toomey, helping the Tornado to back-to-back Tennessee-Virginia Athletic Conference championships and NCCAA National Tournament appearances in 1991-92. The Tornado won an impressive 83 matches in those two years, against just 16 losses.

Minton-Dean helped lead King to a 40-8 record in 1991, culminating in a TVAC championship and an NAIA District 24 third place finish. The Tornado won the NCCAA District 2 championship that season while taking third at the NCCAA National Tournament. In 1992, King repeated as conference and NCCAA District 2 champions, and again finished third at the NCCAA National Tournament.

As an individual, Minton-Dean earned NAIA All-District honors in 1991 while being named to both the NCCAA District and National all-tournament teams. She also garnered All-TVAC recognition and was named an NCCAA All-American. In 1992 she was again awarded All-TVAC and was named the TVAC Player of the Year. She again was selected to both the all-tournament teams at the NCCAA District and National tournaments while earning All-District and All-American honors.