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Men's Basketball Coaching Staff
Adam Fisher
Assistant Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Penn State
Graduating Year: 2006
At Miami: 2 Years

Adam Fisher joined the Miami basketball staff in June 2013.

 

Adam Fisher is in his fifth season at the University of Miami and third as an assistant coach for the Hurricanes, serving as the scout team coordinator. He was promoted to assistant coach in May 2015 after spending two years as the director of basketball operations for the Hurricanes.

In Fisher's two seasons as an assistant, the Hurricanes have made a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances, including a run to the Sweet 16 in 2016. Fisher has coached the Canes to a pair of 20-win campaigns, including the 21-12 overall mark in 2016-17, with a 10-8 record in the ACC.

Fisher and the Canes’ coaching staff have reeled in a top-15 recruiting class in back-to-back seasons, marking the best recruiting classes in program history. For the 2017-18 campaign, the staff inked three ESPN Top 100 players in McDonald's All-American and Jordan Brand Classic All-American guard Lonnie Walker (No. 18), guard Chris Lykes (46) and forward Deng Gak (92). New Zealander Sam Waardenburg also joins the class, and practiced with the team during the spring of 2017. This class is ranked sixth by ESPN, eighth by Scout and 12th by Rivals.

Last season, the staff inked McDonald’s All-American Dewan Huell, Jordan Brand Classic All-American Bruce Brown, Australian standout Dejan Vasiljevic and Rodney Miller from national powerhouse Oak Hill Academy (Va.). The class was ranked No. 9 by 247Sports, No. 10 by Scout and No. 13 by both ESPN and Rivals.

In 2016-17 Miami defeated three ranked teams, downing No. 9/6 North Carolina and No. 10/11 Duke in Coral Gables, as well as No. 18/19 Virginia on the road. Miami also won its third straight ACC-Big Ten Challenge matchup, defeating Rutgers in Coral Gables, Fla.

Nationally, the Canes were ranked No. 24 in scoring defense (64.1), No. 72 in 3-point field goal defense (33.0%) and No. 74 in field goal percentage defense (41.9%). Among conference teams, Miami was second in scoring defense, second in fewest fouls (15.6/g), third in rebounding margin (+4.0), fifth in offensive rebounds per game (11.0), fifth in 3-point defense and sixth in field goal defense.

Fisher put in extra hours with senior Davon Reed and freshman Bruce Brown this past season. Reed was the recipient of the 2017 Skip Prosser Award, presented annually to the top scholar-athlete in ACC men’s basketball. A 1,000-point scorer (1,343) at Miami, Reed was also named third team All-ACC, and was listed on the ACC’s All-Defensive Team. Brown recorded a triple-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists against South Carolina State on Dec. 6, which was the second triple-double in program history at Miami. Brown was also named to the All-ACC Academic Team.

In 2015-16, Miami ended the season ranked No. 10 by the Associated Press and No. 8 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. The Canes were ranked in the polls a school record 18 straight weeks and ranked top-15 for a school record 14 weeks, including the current streak of six consecutive weeks. Miami defeated five ranked teams during the season in No. 3 Virginia, No. 11 Louisville, No. 16 Utah, No. 22/20 Butler and No. 24/20 Duke, with back-to-back wins over Virginia and Louisville. The Canes took down Utah, Butler and Mississippi State by an average of 20.0 points per game to win the Puerto Rico Tip Off championship.

The Canes’ 27 overall wins under 2016 ACC Coach of the Year Jim Larrañaga were the second-most in school history, and 13 conference wins led Miami to a tie for second in the ACC’s final standings. Miami was 15-1 at home overall and a perfect 9-0 in league play at the BankUnited Center, thanks in part to a sold-out arena every night, the first time in program history a team has sold out season tickets for its campaign.

Fisher worked with three players who earned postseason honors, including guard Sheldon McClellan, who was named to the USBWA All-District Team and to the 2016 ACC All-Tournament Second Team. Tonye Jekiri was on the ACC Defensive Team while Angel Rodriguez, McClellan and Jekiri were named All-ACC.

In 2014-15 Fisher saw the Canes post 25 wins, the third-most in program history, and earn a spot in the NIT Championship game in Madison Square Garden. Miami finished the season sixth in the ACC after being projected to finish 10th, the fourth-straight year the Canes exceeded preseason expectations. UM was 20-11 in the regular season, highlighted by a 16-point win over eventual national champion then-No. 4 Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium, the only team to defeat the Blue Devils at home that year. Miami also defeated both No. 8/7 Florida and Syracuse on their home courts, two of Miami’s 10 regular season wins away from home.

Fisher came to Miami after spending two seasons at Penn State. Promoted to Director of Player Development in 2012, Fisher served as video coordinator in his first season upon returning to his alma mater in 2011.

Fisher served the previous two seasons as director of basketball operations at Boston University, helping the Terriers to back-to-back 21-win seasons and post-season appearances both years. The Terriers went 21-14 in 2010-11, winning the America East Conference Championship and advancing to their first NCAA Tournament since 2002. The Terriers also went 21-14 in 2009-10 and earned a CBI tournament berth, reaching the semifinals.

Fisher worked as a graduate manager for Villanova from 2007-09, while working on his master’s degree in education leadership, which he earned in 2009. Fisher worked under five-time Big East Coach of the Year Jay Wright at Villanova, serving as an assistant recruiting coordinator while helping in film exchange with opponents and conference members. During his time at Villanova, the Wildcats reached the Sweet 16 in 2008 and then won the East Regional in 2009 to advance to the Final Four with a school-record 30 wins.

At Villanova, Fisher also assisted the director of basketball operations and worked as the assistant camp coordinator in the summers of 2007 and 2008. When Wright was named the head coach of the 2007 U.S. Pan America team, Fisher assisted him and the squad with various duties during tryouts and the preliminary rounds.

The Jamison, Pa., native graduated from Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in 2006. Fisher worked for three seasons as head student manager and then one season as a graduate manager. He assisted with player workouts, handled administrative duties and helped with team travel.