Coach Fisher: An Overview
Coach Fisher has been coaching football for 26 years, but football is not the only sport in which he has experience. He has led teams in softball, baseball, and—early in his career—wrestling. His career consists not only of coaching, but also of teaching. The new coach has taught a variety of social science classes, such as AP Government (for 16 years), economics, U.S history, psychology, and sociology. Coach Fisher has worked at CMHS for only three weeks, but he has already made a close connection with the football players. “They work really hard, they’re hungry to get better, and [they] seem like a bunch of great kids—hopefully we get a whole bunch more out. I think once we see, or [the school sees] what’s going on, what we’re doing, and how hard we’re working, and the goals we’re trying to reach, I think we’ll get more guys out. But so far we’re very happy.”
“Well, we were kind of nervous ’cause it’s a new coach, so, like, different programs.” -Will Grijalva, Junior
“He has a good program. I like how he pushes us and like how he’s really strict. You know that’s a good coach right there.” -Terence Johnson, Junior
“I felt bad ’cause I really liked Coach Grant; I [felt] like he was a great coach. Hopefully [Fisher]’s like Coach Grant.” -Michael Dias, Junior
Tennis seemed to have fallen apart as both coaches resigned earlier this year. As college students, they had their own hectic schedules and other priorities. All tennis players took up other sports, such as volleyball, or moved into other activities to fill in their sixth period. After a lengthy search, it appears that the athletics department has found a potential new coach for the sport. Tennis may start up by the next school year if not by May of this year.
After the resignation of co-coaches Postiff and Taylor, Kyle Thorsness stepped up to the plate to take over the swim teams. However, swimmers didn’t have to worry about being assigned a new coach of whom they had no prior knowledge; Thorsness was already the assistant coach for both aquatics programs for two years, working alongside Postiff and Taylor.
“I like all of them. Yeah, they’re all a great bunch of kids; we got a lot of young athletes that are really talented. So [I’m] looking forward to the next couple of years,” he said.
“I was alright at first—like I kind of wanted to try him out and see if he was good, and right now he’s been proving that he’s really good.”
“I want to see people go to CIF. This year I want to make it to CIF as a freshman, and I think he has the capability of getting me there.”