Fish and Uvee
Dan Fisher, who has been the volleyball Warriors’ associate head coach the past two seasons, has accepted the head coaching job for the Concordia (Calif.) University women’s team, UH head coach Charlie Wade announced today.
The Warriors will begin the search for a replacement for Fisher, whose duties included scouting and recruiting.
Jeff Hall, a UH assistant, is expected to be a candidate for the associate’s job.
It should not be surprising that Royce Pollard, the Warriors’ starting right wideout, has spent the offseason on the move.
We first met Pollard in 2007, on UH’s soccer field, when he was catching passes from Colt Brennan. At the time, Pollard was a walk-on from San Diego preparing for his first UH training camp.
Since then, he has tried different workout routines in his ascent to a starting job. He is the Warriors’ lone returning starting receiver. After his freshman year, he trained on the North Shore. After his sophomore year, his father Anthony Pollard — a coach and trainer — coordinated sprint sessions on UH’s track.
This year, entering his senior season, Pollard is attempting a final push.
Pollard owns a Ford Expedition. His plan is to team with wideouts Joe Avery and Darius Bright to push the SUV on the one-mile loop around the Lower Campus facilities.
“I like to do extracurricular things,” Pollard said.
He already has mastered the curriculum. After his second UH year, he was awarded a football scholarship. At the time, head coach Greg McMackin said the scholarship was based on his Pollard’s outstanding academic work.