Penn State hosts Robert Morris on Sat., Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.
Four freshmen, one sophomore to join Nittany Lions for 2013-14 season
Head coach Guy Gadowsky and members of the team met with the media Monday, Oct. 8
Keith Fisher, who was named an assistant coach May 4, 2011, helped lead the Nittany Lions to a 13-14-0 record during their inaugural NCAA Division I season.
Fisher helped guide Penn State to several marquee victories, including wins against three future Big Ten opponents (Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin). The Nittany Lions, who competed as an independent in 2012-13, will join the Big Ten for its first season in 2013-14.
Fisher joined the Penn State staff after a six-year stint at Princeton (2005-11). With the Tigers, he helped lead the team to a pair of NCAA tournament berths (2008, 2009) and the 2008 ECAC Hockey title.
Prior to his time at Princeton, Fisher spent five years with the USHL's Omaha Lancers' coaching staff, helping the team to the Clark Cup championship in 2001 and Anderson Cup regular-season championships in both 2002 and 2005.
In Omaha, he served as the team's recruiting coordinator and academic advisor, in addition to other responsibilities of on-ice coaching, video breakdown and game analysis.
Fisher helped coach and recruit NHL first-round draft picks Keith Ballard and Nick Petrecki, seven current NHL players, including Matt Carle and Paul Stastny, and USHL Goaltender of the Year and USA Hockey Junior Player of the Year Jeff Lerg. Fisher helped develop 54 NCAA Division I scholarship players and 12 NHL draft picks.
A native of the Zim, Minn., Fisher has coached at Minnesota Hockey Camps for more than a decade. His coaching career began in the Minnesota public school system as a coach of both football and baseball at Cherry High School. Prior to his arrival in Omaha, Fisher served two seasons with St. Cloud State University's hockey program as an undergraduate assistant.
Fisher served as associate coach for Team USHL at the USHL Prospects/All-Star game during his final season in Omaha. He has served on staff as a lead instructor at the Minnesota Hockey Camps of Brainerd, Minn. Fisher has also been a part of USA Hockey Select Festivals.
A graduate of St. Cloud State University, Fisher has a Bachelor's Degree in Communications. Prior to coaching, Fisher played two seasons at Hibbing Community College, participating in the NJCAA national tournament during his tenure there.
Fisher and his wife, Kristi, reside in State College.