In the last four seasons as the head coach at Charlotte, he guided the 49ers to a 58-23-4 (.706) record, including three straight Atlantic 10 women's titles (2006-08).
Each season, Charlotte increased its win total -- from 11 in 2005, to 13 in 2006, to 16 in 2007, to a school record 18 in 2008.
The 49ers capped their record-breaking season with an NCAA second-round appearance, defeating SEC champion Tennessee, 2-0, in the first round.
They finished the 2008 campaign ranked fifth nationally in scoring (3.00).
Before taking over the 49ers' program, Lipsitz spent four seasons (2001-04) as assistant coach for Ohio State. Prior to that, he spent three seasons at NCAA Division III Denison, where he had a 43-10-4 record in three seasons.
Lipsitz replaces Warren Lipka, who left following the Wildcats' 5-12-2 season.
Lipka, who started the women's soccer program in 1992, had a 182-139-30 record in his 17 seasons at UK.