Dan Fisher is rejoining the Warrior volleyball team as an associate head coach.
He is coach Charlie Wade’s second hire. Earlier, Wade retained Mason Kuo as an assistant coach.
Fisher was an outside hitter at UH in 1995 and 1996. He then transferred to Pacific, believing he could earn more playing time.
“I was sad when he left,” UH coach Mike Wilton said. “We liked him a lot.”
Fisher switched to setter at Pacific, where he set several records.
After that, he coached at Pacific. The past two years, he was a top assistant for the San Francisco women’s team.
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A high 4.3? A low 4.4? He did not know.
Right wideout Jovonte Taylor had only been timed in the 40 once, and that was a few years ago, under less-than-ideal conditions.
But as part of a conditioning tutorial, Anthony Pollard (father of UH wideout Royce Pollard) wanted to time players in the 15, 20 and 40. For the 15s and 20s, the players — Taylor, Pollard, Joe Avery, Chris Black and Dustin Blount — started in a receiver stance, as if they were ready for the snap.
For the 40, they were in the sprinter’s starting-line stance.
The sprints were run on the Cooke/Ching field’s synthetic track. Because they had completed an hour of unsupervised workouts, they were wearing turf shoes, not sprinter’s cleats. They did not have a practice run.
Under those conditions, against slight tradewinds, Taylor ran the 40 in 4.31 seconds.
Thing is, the distance was not in yards but in meters.
That equates to a distance of 43.7445 yards. “He’s fast,” Anthony Pollard said.
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Congrats to quarterback Corey Nielsen, who graduated last night.
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Happy birthday to sjMacro.