It's official, Adam Fisher is returning home to Penn State. The 2006 graduate will join new head coach Micah Shrewsberry's staff as associate head coach.
Fisher spent the last eight years under Jim Larrañaga at Miami (FL), six of which were as assistant head coach.
This confirms reports last week that Shewsberry would make Fisher his first staff hire. Given his ties to the program and his recruiting prowess in Philadelphia, it seems like a no-brainer of a hire for the Nittany Lions to make.
"When I was looking to find the right person to start my new staff, I wanted to find the perfect fit, and I found that perfect fit in Adam," Shrewsberry said in a release from Penn State Athletics. "He is well liked, a hard worker and a family man. The more I talked to him, the more I noticed how our values aligned."
"I am honored and beyond excited to be coming home to coach at my alma mater," said Fisher said in the release. "I want to thank Coach Shrewsberry for this amazing opportunity to be a part of his program from day one. His vision, passion and family values will quickly be apparent to the Penn State community and all of the alumni. The future of this program is in incredible hands with his leadership."
After Purdue's NCAA Tournament run ended with a loss to North Texas, Shrewsberry landed in State College for the first time as head coach this past weekend, taking a tour of campus and the men's basketball facility inside the Bryce Jordan Center.
Expect more staff hires to be announced in the coming weeks as Shrewsberry ramps up his duties on the recruiting trail.