Fisher named new Lincoln girls’ basketball coach

Published 10:39 pm Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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Lincoln County High School has named Brandon Fisher the new head coach of its girls basketball program. Fisher was the girls head coach at Graves County (Kentucky) last season, where his team finished 26-6 and was 1st Region Runner-Up.

Fisher has been involved in coaching boys and girls basketball since 2001. He’s been a girls head coach the past four seasons, three at Webster County and this past season at Graves County where he was named All-Purchase Coach of the Year. His teams went 104-30 in those four years, averaging 26 wins per season. All four of those seasons, his teams played for the regional championship. Since 2017, his teams have collected four district championships, three regional runner-ups and one regional championship.

In 2017, when Fisher took over as the head coach at Webster County, the school had not won a district championship in the previous 18 years. Fisher led them to the district championship his first year there and then on to the regional championship game. Fisher then took Webster County to their first Sweet 16 appearance in 20 years in 2018 and followed that up with another appearance in the 1st Region Championship game in 2019.

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Before coaching at Webster County, Fisher was a boys assistant coach at tradition rich Marshall County High School from 2008-2016. Marshall County made multiple Sweet 16 appearances while Fisher was an assistant coach there. He also spent time as a graduate assistant at Southern Indiana University and as an assistant coach for Henderson and Logan County.

Fisher said his teams will preferably play a fast-paced style of basketball and press, but added he will adjust playing style to best suit his team roster. Fisher also thinks it’s important to develop the program at all levels. “I think it’s important to be teaching skills at the elementary level, then starting to implement our system at the middle school level, then once they get to us at the high school level they are ready to go. We won’t rebuild, we will reload because the girls will already know what to do when they get there.”

Athletic Director Tim Estes said, “We were blown away by Fisher’s resume. When you talk with him, even on the phone, you can sense his intensity and thoroughness. Everyone I spoke to about him in Western Kentucky talked about how tough his teams were mentally and physically, and how hard they played. I’m very excited to see what he does with the program.”

Coach Fisher will become the sixth girls head coach in the history of the school. For more information about Lincoln County Girls Basketball or Lincoln County High School Athletics, please contact Athletic Director Tim Estes at 606.669.8142.