Former Lindenwood University-Belleville head football coach Jeff Fisher has been hired as a tight ends coach at Washington University in St. Louis by head football coach Larry Kindbom.
Fisher spent the past three seasons as the head coach at NAIA Lindenwood-Belleville before being relieved of his position earlier this summer.
“I am extremely excited about having Jeff Fisher become a member of our staff. He built more than a just competitive program as a head coach; he built a football community and a winning atmosphere,” Kindbom said. “His energy is contagious and he brings so much experience to the staff meetings every day. Our players will absolutely love him.”
Fisher has 22 years of college coaching experience, including 16 as a member of the McKendree University staff. He served as offensive coordinator for the Bearcats, ranking in the top 10 in NAIA in rushing offense every year from 1997 to 2010. In 2008, McKendree was third in the NAIA in rushing offense after leading the organization in the same category in each of the previous two years.
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Fisher was named the Mid-States Football Association Midwest League Assistant Coach of the Year in 1999.
Prior to McKendree, Fisher served as co-defensive coordinator, linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator for two seasons at the University of Dubuque. He began his coaching career in 1993 as the defensive backs coach at his alma mater, Illinois Wesleyan University, after graduating the same year with degrees in history and secondary education.
A native of Cambria, Ill., Fisher was an all-area and all-conference defensive lineman at Carterville High School. He resides in St. Louis with his wife, Meg, and their two children, Nicholas and Elizabeth. Meg served as the diving coach at WashU for 11 years.