Fisher Named NABC District Coach of the Year
March 21, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - San Diego State men's basketball head coach Steve Fisher was named the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District 17 Coach of the Year on Wednesday for the second straight season. The 13th-year head coach was voted the coach of the year by his peers within District 17.
After earning the district's highest coaching honor for the first time in 2011, Fisher is back-to-back winner after guiding the No. 22/23 Aztecs to a 26-8 record, a share of the Mountain West regular-season title for the second year in a row and a third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.
During the 2011-12 campaign, SDSU rose to as high as 13th in the Associated Press Top-25 Poll and 12th in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Top 25. In addition to this award, Fisher has already been named the Mountain West and USBWA District IX Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season.
The Aztecs are coming off their third straight season with at least 25 wins and their seventh consecutive campaign with 20 or more victories. SDSU has also earned an invitation to the postseason seven straight years.
Heading into 2012-13, San Diego State is set to return four of its five starters and its top four scorers from this past season. The Aztecs are also slated to welcome three Division I transfers and a heralded recruiting class to what returns next year.