University of Miami basketball coach Jim Larrañaga has announced the hiring of Adam Fisher as Director of Basketball Operations for the Hurricanes.
Fisher comes 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.
"Adam Fisher came highly recommended. He is smart, organized and self-disciplined," said Larrañaga. "He has experience at both the mid major and high major level. We are counting on him to fill the big shoes left by Mike Summey, who was a very popular and productive member of our staff."
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 two-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.
During the summer, Fisher was the camp director for Penn State basketball camps.
Fisher replaces Mike Summey, who was recently hired as the associate head coach at Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania.