When the hiring of Micah Shrewsberry as Penn State’s next head coach was announced, many speculated that he took the job only after being promised a greater investment by the athletic department into the program, including a bigger salary pool to hire assistant coaches.
Sure enough, it seems like that is the case, as Stadium’s Jeff Goodman broke the news on Twitter earlier today that Adam Fisher will be leaving his current post as Jim Larranaga’s offensive coordinator at Miami (FL) to become an assistant coach under Shrews at PSU.
New Penn State coach Micah Shrewsberry will start his staff with Miami assistant Adam Fisher, source told @Stadium.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 18, 2021
Adam is quite familiar with Happy Valley, being a Pennsylvania native and PSU alum himself. It will also be his third stint with the program in some capacity, having initially been a student manager back when Ed DeChellis was roaming the sidelines, and later returning to be the team’s video coordinator for the first two years of the Pat Chambers era before Miami hired him as their director of basketball operations. He would eventually rise to an assistant coach at Miami. Additionally, he was also a grad assistant at Villanova under Jay Wright for a couple of years upon graduating from PSU, so needless to say, he’s been around the block and learned from some of the best.
As an assistant at “The U”, Adam was critical in recruiting some big-time prospects from his home state, including current San Antonio Spurs guard Lonnie Walker. Given how Chambers spent the last decade working to build a Philly recruiting pipeline, this hire certainly indicates how serious Shrews is about not only keeping that pipeline in place, but further enhancing it. With PSU in the running for some big-time PA prospects in the 2022 class, including Bellefonte native Dereck Lively, look for Adam to hit the ground running upon arrival in State College.
Welcome home, Adam!