Garry Fisher joined the EKU coaching staff six years ago. He will serve as the inside linebackers coach in 2015.
The linebacker corps will need to replace the production of former Colonel Tyrelle Johnson, who finished second on the team with 85 tackles last year. Senior Chris Kelly stepped up his role late in 2014 and piled up eight tackles for loss, which ranked second on the squad.
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“We’re certainly very excited to have Garry on staff,” Eastern Kentucky head coach Dean Hood said. “He came highly recommended and with his extensive defensive background, especially at the linebacker position, this seemed like the perfect fit for us.”
Before arriving at EKU, the native of Columbus, Ohio, served as the co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Kentucky State in 2008.
Fisher was a four-year letterwinner at Bowling Green (1998-01) as an outside linebacker before transitioning into the Falcons’ coaching ranks in 2002. After serving two years as a defensive assistant at BGSU, Fisher moved to Utah where he served as an offensive assistant for the 2004 Mountain West Conference and 2005 Fiesta Bowl champions. At both of his first two coaching jobs, Fisher served under current Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer.
Following a one-year stint at Heidelberg College (2005) as the special teams coordinator, Fisher landed at Shenandoah University for two years (2006-07) as the defensive coordinator.
Fisher graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2002 with a degree in sociology. He then earned his master’s degree in exercise and sport science from the University of Utah in 2006.
In the summer of 2012, Fisher was selected to participate in the NCAA and NFL Coaches Academy in Dallas. He also spent some of that summer doing a minority internship program with the New Orleans Saints.
Fisher has two children – Amari (11) and Rece (nine). He married the former Lucretia Hughes in 2010, who has one child – Tseday (12). Together they have three children – Gianna (three) and two-year old twins, Garry III and Terry.
Bowling Green (Defensive Assistant, 2002-03)
Utah (Offensive Assistant, 2004)
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Heidelberg College (Special Teams Coordinator, 2005)
Shenandoah University (Defensive Coordinator, 2006-07)
Kentucky State (Co-Defensive Coordinator/LBs Coach, 2008)
Eastern Kentucky (Linebackers Coach, 2009-present)