Hawai’i assistant coach resigns to become head coach at Concordia

A Hawai’i men’s volleyball assistant coach has resigned to become the head coach for a NAIA women’s volleyball team.

The Hawai’i athletics department announced Wednesday that associate coach Dan Fisher is leaving the university to become the head coach at Concordia University.

Fisher has been on the Hawai’i coaching staff since Charlie Wade became the team’s head coach for the 2010 season.

“I am excited for Dan to have an opportunity to start his head coaching career, and for he and Joni to start this new chapter in their lives,” Wade said in a statement Wednesday. “I want to thank Dan for his commitment to this program, and for helping us to improve over the last two seasons. I know that he is eager to succeed and I am confident that he will continue the competitive tradition at Concordia as its new head coach.”

Hawai’i reached the postseason in Fisher’s two years with the team, including advancing the 2010 MPSF Tournament semifinals. The Warriors finished last season ranked in the nation’s top 10 and lost in the conference tournament quarterfinals.

Concordia, located in California, has advanced to the NAIA National Championships six times in the last seven years. In that stretch the team has won the national championship twice.

Prior to coaching at Hawai’i, Fisher was the associate head coach for the San Francisco women’s volleyball team and spent three years as an assistant coach for the Pacific men’s volleyball team.

As a player, Fisher played two seasons for Hawai’i before transferring and ending his college career with Pacific. He also played three season for the U.S. National Men’s Volleyball Team.

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