Fisher, Patrick

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    patrick fisher.jpegPatrick's bio on the NIU website

    Summary:  Patrick played tennis at Chandler High School, competing in the state tournament in doubles in his sophomore and senior seasons.  Because of his academic record, he was lightly recruited, and wound up at Ferris State.  At Ferris, he excelled in singles competition, finishing each season ranked in the Division II Top 25.  After two years competing professionally, Patrick got into coaching.  He spent two years as an assistant at Western Michigan before getting the head coaching gig at Colgate University, 2004-06.  In 2007 he went to BYU as an assistant for three seasons.  In 2010 he again became a head coach, this time at Northern Illinois.  In 2012, NIU won the MAC regular season title before losing in the semi-finals of the conference tournament.  In 2013, NIU lost in the championship of the MAC tournament. In 2014 Patrick was named MAC Coach of the year, the first coach in NIU history to acheive this honor. His overall record at NIU (since 2009) is W 78- L 58. He has turned around the program from a 10-13 season record in 2009-10 to a 18-6 season record in 2013-14. Two of his players were First Team All-MAC, a third player was selected to 2nd Team All-MAC.

     

     

    Patrick Fisher

     

    Inducted into
    Chandler
    Sports
    Hall of Fame
    Feb 13, 2016

     

    Sport Team/ Affiliation Accomplishments  
    Tennis Chandler High 1992-1996 4 varsity letters in tennis
    1994 Arizona State Tennis Doubles Tournament Quarterfinalist
    1995 Arizona State Tennis Doubles Tournament Quarterfinalist
    1996 Arizona State Tennis Doubles Tournament 3rd Place
    Tennis National Tennis Federation
    1992-1995
    1992 Orange Bowl U16 Invitational Quarterfinalist
    1993 Orange Bowl U16 Invitational Quarterfinalist
    1994 Orange Bowl U18 Invitational participant
    1995 Pacific Region National Open Quarterfinalist
    Earned a top 15 ranking in 1995
    Tennis Ferris State University, 1997-2001 1997 NCAA Div II Tournament participant
    1998 NCAA Div II Tournament participant
    1998 Great Lakes All Conference Team
    1999 NCAA Div II Tournament participant
    1999 Great Lakes All Conference Team
    2000 NCAA Div II Tournament participant
    2000 Great Lakes All Conference Team
    Ranked in Top 25 through entire 1998 and 1999 seasons
    Tennis Pro, 1998-2001

    Played on Satellite and Futures Tour in U.S., Mexico and Europe

     

    Coach Western Michigan
    2003-04
    Assistant Tennis Coach
    2004 Mid-American Conference Team Champions
    2004 NCAA Tournament participants
    Coach Colgate University
    2004-06
    Head Tennis Coach, Mens and Womens Teams
    2005 Patriot League Womens Tournament Semifinalist
    2005 Patriot League Mens Tournament Semifinalist
    2006 Patriot League Womens Tournament Semifinalist
    2006 Patriot League Mens Tournament Semifinalist
    Coach Brigham Young University
    2007-09

    Assistant Tennis Coach
    2007-08 BYU Assistant Coach of the Year
    BYU Cougars ranked no. 48 nationally in 2008
    BYU's ranking moved from #70 to #23 during his tenure

    Coach Northern Illinois University
    2009-present

    Head Men's Tennis Coach
    2012 MAC Conference Team Champions
    2013 MAC Conference Team 2nd place
    Fell 1 point shy of qualifying for 2013 NCAA Tournament
    2014 MAC Regular Season Champions
    2014 MAC Coach of the Year

    2015 MAC Regular Season Champions

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