Aug. 28, 2006
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Brian Fisher has been named assistant coach for the University of Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team, as announced recently by head coach Kevin Corrigan. Fisher will come to the Fighting Irish from Rutgers, where he had been coaching for the past five seasons.
Brian Fisher, a standout midfielder and face-off man for the Scarlet Knights for four seasons (1998-2001), is in his fifth season as an assistant coach with the Scarlet Knights. Fisher works extensively with the Scarlet Knight midfielders and is the assistant director of MVP Lacrosse Camps.
“I’m really looking forward to working with Kevin Corrigan because he’s had a good track record at Notre Dame,” says Fisher. “I’m also thrilled to be coming to such a prestigious university and being able to work with the student-athletes. I think I relate well with the student-athletes because, only being 27 myself and not too far removed from Division I lacrosse, I can relate pretty well with what they are going through. Being a positive person by nature also helps me get along with the guys that I coach.”
Fisher was one of the top face-off men in the nation throughout his Rutgers career. He won 268-of-533 (.502) face-offs in his career. In 2001, as the team’s face-off specialist, he took 76 percent of the teams face-offs, winning 120-of-232 (.517) of them. He also led the Scarlet Knights with 69 ground balls.
Fisher was awarded the Rutgers Lacrosse Knight Cup in 2001. The Cup goes to the player “who has played the game of lacrosse to the best of his ability, who has, by example, inspired or led his teammates both on and off the field and, who, above all, has consistently demonstrated the qualities of unselfishness and loyalty to his team and Rutgers University.”
“Brian has worked and played at Rutgers and has seen a lot during his time there,” says Corrigan. “He is a young guy that will bring a great energy to our program. Brian is an extremely hard worker. I am a good friend with Jim Stagnitta, the Rutgers coach, so I know I’m getting a good guy in Brian. He will be well prepared and will be able to step right in and do a great job for us.”
Fisher, a native of Morton, Pa., was a key member of the Ridley High School team that won the Pennsylvania State Championship in 1997. During his career at Ridley, his team compiled a 56-7 record. He was also captain of his wresting team in high school.