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  Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher

Player Profile
Hometown:
San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

Position:
Head Coach

04/08/2014

Delaney Clesen Selected to USA Volleyball Collegiate National Team

Clesen to participate with the top collegiate players at the Junior National Championships

03/13/2014

Volleyball Springs Back into Action

Panthers bring momentum into spring ball

02/13/2014

Registration Continues for Pitt Volleyball Summer Camps

Spots are filling up fast as camp dates approach

10/18/2013

Pitt Volleyball Sweeps Past Boston College, 3-0

Yeazel Leads Panthers with 11 Kills

10/13/2013

Panthers Drop 3-0 Decision at No. 21 Florida State

Guess, Yeazel Lead Panthers Offensively

A proven winner on the collegiate and professional levels, Dan Fisher was named the new head coach of the University of Pittsburgh women's volleyball program in January of 2013. Fisher is the eighth head coach in Pitt volleyball history, and guided the team to a winning season (19-14, 11-9 ACC) in his first year at the helm.

University of Pittsburgh

  • 2013, Head Coach
    • Improved the team's conference record by four wins from 7-8 in its final year in the Big East to an 11-9 inaugural ACC campaign
    • The team's 19 wins under Fisher in his first year were the most in a single season since winning 20 games in 2009

Concordia

  • 2011-12, Head Coach
    • Guided the Eagles women's volleyball program to an overall record of 75-2 (.974), including a National Championship in 2012 and a National Runner-up finish in 2011
    • Coached six NAIA All-Americans, seven All-GSAC players and five GSAC scholar-athletes in his two seasons including Brooke Marino who was named the NAIA Player of the Year in 2011 and was a two-time GSAC Player of the Year
    • Led Concordia University to its first-ever NAIA National Championship title in 2012 finishing the season with a perfect 38-0 record en route to the National Championship
    • Named NAIA Tournament Coach of the Year in 2012
    • Coached Concordia to a national runner-up finish in his first year with a 37-2 overall record and 18-0 conference record
    • Named the NAIA/AVCA National Coach of the Year in 2011

University of Hawaii

  • 2009-11, Associate Men's Head Coach
    • Helped the Warriors earn a No. 4 national ranking in 2010 and coached three All-Americans during his tenure
    • Handled the UH defense and was instrumental in scouting and practice planning
    • Served as the recruiting coordinator and was responsible for recruiting local, national and international prospects for the Warriors

University of San Francisco

  • 2007-09, Associate Women's Head Coach
    • Helped USF to a second-place finish in the West Coast Conference as the team earned an NCAA Tournament berth

University of the Pacific

  • 2004-07, Assistant Men's Head Coach
    • Served originally as Camp Director and eventually took over as an assistant coach for the women's team­ in addition to the work with the men's squad

International Coaching

  • Coached the USA/BIP Developmental Team at the Global Challenge in Europe in 2014
  • Worked as an assistant coach for the women's Gold Medal winning USA National Pan Am Cup Team in 2012 serving as the team's offensive coordinator working with setters on all offensive systems and coordinated the opponent scouting
  • Served as an assistant for Team USA during the World University Games in Thailand in the summer of 2007
  • Assisted with the USA Volleyball Boys Youth Select program in 2006

Playing Career

  • Spent five years playing professionally in Belgium, Spain and Switzerland after college graduation
  • Competed for five years on the AVP Professional Beach Volleyball Tour earning a pair of 13th place finishes
  • Represented his country on multiple occasions donning the red, white and blue during tournaments in Japan and France in 2000 and 2001

Education

  • Earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from University of the Pacific in May of 1999 and a Master of Arts in sports science from Pacific in 2008

Personal

  • Resides in Pittsburgh with his wife Joni and daughter Eden