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Fisher named as VDN’s Girl’s Head Basketball Coach of the Year



Casey Fisher: Photo by Keith Phillips
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Porter’s Chapel Academy’s Casey Fisher has been named the VDN Girl’s Head Basketball Coach of the Year.

Fisher led the Lady Eagles to another successful season this year where they finished with a 17-7 record while only having a few varsity players.

“With a limited amount of players I feel like we did exceptionally well,” Fisher said. “I’m very pleased with how we turned out with just those five varsity girls and the rest of JV.”

Due to transfer, PCA lost one of their lead scorers from the year before but still managed to make big things happen including knocking off big teams that they struggled with in the past. They also were named the regular season district champions.

“Beating Manchester twice was special because they have been dominating in our district and for Tiara Sims to be voted unanimously player of the year was a big highlight,” Fisher said. “Also, to see five girls win district was awesome and it was a big deal for PCA basketball.”

Fisher preached effort throughout the entire season and demanded that his players hustle in everything they do which turned out to be exactly what they did to pull off some tough wins.

Fisher was assisted well by Billy White and Cookie Johnson who played a heavy role in teaching fundamentals.

“Cookie Johnson came aboard and she played on a high level in college and her opinion mattered and then Billy is a very high-energy guy and gets onto the girls in a positive way and teaches the game,” Fisher said.

For his hard work and leadership skills, Fisher was named the District Coach of the Year as well.

“I was pleased but I won that award because the girls made me the coach of the year so I contribute it all to them,” Fisher said.

Fisher is the fourth individual to win this award and this is his second time in the last three years.

“It feels good and I have a lot of respect for Coach Stewart(VHS) and Robinson(WC) because both of them are knowledgeable but on the same day it feels great and I want to thank my wife and my church for allowing me to enjoy my passion,” Fisher said 

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