April 30, 2014
San Jose, Calif. - Mia Fisher, who played eight professional season’s in Europe and led UC Santa Barbara to the Sweet 16 in the 2004 NCAA Tournament, has been named an assistant coach with the San José State women’s basketball program. Head coach Jamie Craighead made the announcement.
“Mia is a great addition to our staff,” Craighead said. “Her experiences, both as a player and last year at Stanford, have prepared her for this opportunity. Her skill set and dynamic personality will make her a successful recruiter for our program.”
Fisher, who spent the 2013 season with the Stanford University women’s basketball program, will work primarily developing point guards, scouting opponents and coordinating team travel in addition to recruiting.
A native of Pleasanton, Calif., Fisher is a 2006 graduate of UC Santa Barbara and a four-year member of its women’s basketball team. She was a four-time All-Big West honoree including being named to the Big West All-Freshman Team in 2002.
Fisher finished her career as the 11th leading scorer in Gauchos history, with more than 1,300 points. In addition, she ranks in the career top-10 for UC Santa Barbara in field goal percentage (No. 6 - .523), assists (No. 9 – 327), free throws made (No. 9 – 333) and free throw percentage (No. 10 - .762). She led the squad to four Big West Conference Championships and four trips to the NCAA Tournament, including the programs’ 2004 run to the Sweet 16.
After graduation, Fisher played eight professional seasons for teams in Belgium, Bosnia, France and Turkey. She was also a member of the coaching staff at Oakland, Calif.’s Bishop O’Dowd High School and from 2006 through 2013 was a Senior Trainer at Triple Threat Academy, tutoring young players women in basketball development skills and personal growth.
A four-time team MVP at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, Calif., she finished her career as the program’s all-time leading scorer. The team won the NorCal and North Coast section titles three consecutive years and runners-up twice in the state tournament.