Hawaii assistant coach Scott Fisher could very well be plying his trade elsewhere next season, independent of the NCAA’s findings of the UH men’s hoops program.
“I’m employed by UH but yes I am investigating other options,” Fisher wrote in a message to the Star-Advertiser on Tuesday.
Fisher’s Australian connections remain strong. He’s regarded as a true Hall of Famer there based on his playing and coaching experience after his days at UC Santa Barbara.
He’s been with Gib Arnold since Arnold’s arrival in Manoa in 2010.
UPDATE: Arnold said this in a message when asked about Fisher’s comment: “Coach Fisher is a finalist for a Collegiate Head Coaching position that he has interest in. I obviously support him and think he would make an excellent Head Coach.”
Fisher started at UH as the director of operations as his first gig with a Division I program. From there, he worked his way up to full assistant with the departure of Walter Roese after Arnold’s first season.
His primary responsibility is working with the UH big men. One of Fisher’s other duties included overseeing team academics.
UH’s current director of operations, Chris McMillian, previously confirmed with the Star-Advertiser he was exploring options at other colleges/universities to become a full assistant coach.
In case you missed it, UH recruiting target Joey Frenchwood committed to Montana State. You won’t see UH putting that on its list of “best recruiting near misses” anytime soon.