Charlie Fisher

Running Backs Coach

Charlie Fisher, a former Division II head coach, comes to Vanderbilt after serving two years as offensive coordinator and QB coach at Temple in Philadelphia.

A native of Allenwood, P a., Fisher took over a struggling offense, utilizing a multiple pro-set to create one of the schoolís most potent attacks in recent years. In 2000, one of his running backs, Tanardo Sharps, became the first Owl since 1987 to rush for more than 1,000 yards.

Prior to joining Temple, Fisher was successful during a two-year stint tutoring wide receivers at North Carolina State. The Wolfpack passing attack led the Atlantic Coast Conference and ranked ninth nationally in 1998, averaging 309 yards per game, and was a leading reason behind North Carolina Stateís drive to a bowl berth.

Fisherís coaching background includes a successful tenure as head coach of West Georgia State prior to moving to North Carolina State. From 1993-97, Fisher guided the Braves to a 36-17 overall record, the highest five-year winning percentage in school history. Four of his teams at West Georgia were nationally ranked. Two of his squads made trips to the NCAA II playoffs. He began his tenure at West Georgia as offensive coordinator in 1991.

From 1985-1990, Fisher served as a position coach, and eventually, as offensive coordinator at Lenoir-Rhyne College in North Carolina.

Fisher played quarterback and wide receiver from 1977-80 at Springfield College in Massachusetts. He also lettered as a shortstop in baseball. He earned his undergraduate degree in physical education.

Fisher earned a masterís in sports management from Eastern Kentucky in 1984. He has served as a graduate assistant at both EKU and Mississippi.

Fisher is married to the former Julie Shaffer of Watsontown, Pa. They are the parents of two sons: Brian, 13; and Brett, 7.


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