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Temple Hires Penn State Associate Head Coach Adam Fisher

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Penn State associate head coach Adam Fisher has accepted the head coaching job at Temple.

Fisher will be taking over for Aaron McKie, who was let go after four seasons. McKie finished his head coached run at his Alma Mater with a 52-56 record and never reached the postseason.

Fisher is a 2006 graduate of Penn State, and returned to his alma mater before the 2021 season to join the now departed head coach Micah Shrewsberry’s staff. Fisher was Srewsberry’s top assistant over his two year’s in Happy Valley and helped Penn State to its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2011 and first NCAA tournament win since 2011.

Before returning to Penn State, Fisher was an assistant at Miami under Jim Larranaga for six seasons and worked at the program for a total of eight. Miami had its most successful run in school history from 2014-2018. In this timespan, Fisher helped Miami  to an NIT runner-up finish in 2015, a Sweet 16 berth in 2016 and additional tournament appearances in 2017 and ‘18.

Fisher also made stops at Villanova as a graduate assistant and Boston University as a director of operations at Boston University under head coach Pat Chambers before following him to Penn State in 2011.

Fisher will have his work cut out for him as six Temple players have already entered the transfer portal and will need to try to recruit as he takes over a program that has not made the NCAA tournament since 2019 and hasn’t won a tournament game since 2013.

Adam Fisher was somebody many Penn State fans and multiple player wanted to succeed Shrewsberry.

Instead, the school hired VCU’s Mike Rhoades.

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