Pennsylvania-native Adam Fisher has been tabbed as the new head coach at Temple, the school announced on Wednesday. Fisher has spent the last two years as associate head coach at alma mater Penn State under Micah Shrewsberry.
“As the search for our next head men’s basketball coach began, we set out to find a candidate who is good person with clear values and integrity,” said AD Arthur Johnson. “We also sought coaches who had demonstrated success in evaluating, recruiting, and developing student-athletes on and off the court. After spending time with Adam and his wife, Rebecca, and learning more about his extensive connections and relationships in Philadelphia and other areas of the country, I am confident we have found the right person to lead Temple men’s basketball. We look forward to welcoming Coach Fisher to the Temple Community and returning to the NCAA Tournament under his leadership.”
Fisher is originally from Jamison, PA and was a student manager for Ed DeChellis and the Nittany Lions from 2003-07. He was then part of the Villanova staff when the Wildcats went to the Final Four in 2009 and from there continued to climb up the coaching ranks. After working under Pat Chambers at both Boston University and Penn State, Fisher spent eight years on Jim Larrañaga‘s staff down in Miami.
“I am truly honored and humbled by the amazing opportunity to become a part of the Temple family,” said Fisher. “I could not be more excited to lead one of the nation’s most legendary programs in Temple Men’s Basketball.”
Former Temple head coach Aaron McKie stepped down earlier this month after four seasons without any postseason bids. The Owls last played in the NCAA Tournament in 2019 but haven’t reached the Sweet Sixteen since 2001.
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