Bryan Fisher is in his third season as offensive coordinator at Fairmont State. Fisher brings to Fairmont State a variety of expertise and experience after coaching stints at nearly every level of football, from high school all the way to Division I.
Fairmont State’s offense has certainly been bolstered under Fisher’s direction. The Falcons are averaging over 29 points per game over the last two seasons, more than 10 points more than the previous three seasons. In just two seasons, players have All-WVIAC honors 13 times, and he has coached the WVIAC Offensive Freshman of the Year in each of the last two years.
Last season, Fisher directed an offense that scored over 30 points seven times, which matched the most times FSU has accomplished that feat in a single season, as Fairmont State won its most games in over a decade. The Falcons finished the year averaging 30 points per game – the fifth-most points per game in school history. Freshman Daniel Monroe, who was slowed by injury late in the year, was the WVIAC Freshman of the Year after averaging 99.9 yards per game.
In his first season at the helm of the Falcon offense, the dynamic and demanding coach helped increase Fairmont State’s scoring average by nearly 10 points from a year ago to 28.5 points per game, including a 63-point outburst against WV State – the most points scored by Fairmont State in 15 years. The Falcons scored 20 points or more in all but four games, and racked up 40 points or more on three different occasions. Fisher also helped mentor quarterback Logan Moore to WVIAC Freshman of the Year honors – the first Fairmont State player to earn that recognition. Moore’s freshman season ranked among the best in school history in terms of yards, touchdowns and total offense.
In addition to his prowess as an offensive coach, Fisher has also proven to be a tireless recruiter. His competitive nature and carries over on the recruiting trail where he consistently beats out other programs to bring talented players to Fairmont State. He has helped bolster FSU’s presence in the state of Florida, a high school football hotbed.
Fisher came to Fairmont State after seven seasons as head coach at RCB. He compiled an overall record of 58-28 and led the Flying Eagles to appearances into the state playoffs in five of his seven seasons. He also helped RCB to the only undefeated regular season in school history in 2007. Before being named head coach at RCB in 2002 he was the offensive coordinator at Liberty High School for three seasons (1997-99).
He got his coaching start as the offensive coordinator at Liberty in 1994 where he coached future Fairmont State standout quarterback Bryan Harman. He then spent one season as a student assistant at Fairmont State in 1995. Fisher spent the next two seasons (1996-97) as an offensive line graduate assistant coach under Rick Trickett at Auburn before returning to Liberty in 1997 to become the offensive coordinator.
Fisher, a Clarksburg native, graduated from Liberty in 1989. He went on to play for coach Terry Bowden at Samford where he helped the Bulldogs to two appearances in the national playoffs and left the school as the career leader in receptions by a tight end.
The Fisher File
2010-12: Offensive Coordinator, Fairmont State
2002-09: Head Coach, Robert C. Byrd High School (*58-28, five appearances in state playoffs)
1997-99: Offensive Coordinator, Liberty High School
1996-97: Offensive Line, Graduate Assistant, Auburn University
1995: Offensive Line, Fairmont State
1994: Offensive Coordinator, Liberty High School
1989-92: Tight End, Samford (*Four-year starter, Two-time national playoffs, career leader in receptions for a tight end)
1986-88: Lettered at Liberty High School