Gray graduated from Carson-Newman University with a degree in Physical Education in 2005. During her time as a student athlete at Carson-Newman, Gray made the South Atlantic Conference All-Conference Team 3 times, and she was twice the South Atlantic Conference Player of the Year. From Carson-Newman, she became the Head Softball Coach at Covenant College from 2006 to 2008, starting the program there.
After 2 seasons, she returned to her alma mater, Carson-Newman, where she was the Assistant Softball Coach for NFCA Hall of Famer Coach Vickee Kazee Hollifield. While coaching there, she also completed her Master of Arts in Teaching. In 2010, she went to Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School and served as Assistant Softball Coach for 2 years, Head Coach for 2 years, and Assistant Athletic Director for 4 years. This is her 5th year coaching softball at CCS.
Lisa and her husband, Thomas, live in Rock Spring, GA with their daughter, Gracie, who is a 1st grader at CCS.