Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young welcomes Texas A&M football coach Jimbo Fisher to Aggieland during a press conference Monday.
Under Fisher’s leadership, 83 FSU football student-athletes graduated while his program produced 12 consensus All-America honorees and his recruiting classes ranked in the Top 10 in each of the past seven years. Fisher had 42 FSU players drafted into the NFL, including 19 first-or second-round selections. Three of his quarterbacks at FSU have been selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.
As a head coach, Fisher is 9-2 against SEC teams after coaching 13 seasons in the SEC as an assistant with stops at Auburn (six years) and LSU (seven years).
Fisher has been active in the community through his foundation, Kidz1stFund. The non-profit was founded in 2011 to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for Fanconi anemia, a rare blood disorder that affects thousands, including Fisher’s youngest son, Ethan.
Fisher grew up in West Virginia and played quarterback at Salem College in West Virginia, earning All-America honors before playing his final season of eligibility at Samford College (now Samford University) in Birmingham, Ala.
He began his coaching career at Samford in 1988-89 coaching quarterbacks and was promoted to offensive coordinator in 1991. Fisher coached quarterbacks at Auburn from 1993-98 before becoming the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Cincinnati in 1999. He joined head coach Nick Saban’s staff at LSU in 2000 as the quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator, helping the Tigers win the 2003 national championship as well as two SEC titles. He joined Bobby Bowden’s staff at Florida State in 2007 as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, serving three seasons in that role (2007-09).
Fisher has two sons, Trey and Ethan.
A full transcript of Fisher’s introductory press conference can be viewed on 12thman.com.
This story originally appeared on 12thman.com.