NAIA Peru State hires Fisher as Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

The Peru State men’s basketball team has hired Walter Fisher as assistant coach. Fisher’s most recent stint was at North Idaho College, an NJCAA school competing in the Northwest Athletic Conference.
Fisher helped the Cardinals to a 28-1 season overall going an undefeated 16-0 in conference play. North Idaho College made it to the Sweet 16 before being eliminated and it was the Cardinals first loss of the year.
Fisher brought in two top freshmen to the Cardinals, one of which was ranked in the ESPN Top 40.
Before, North Idaho College, Fisher spent four seasons as the assistant coach at Governor’s State University. In his four seasons with the Jaguars the team went 54-59. Fisher recruited over 35 athletes and fielded a JV team in less than two weeks. Fisher’s last three classes at Governors State had been ranked nationally.
Fisher, while with the Jaguars was the No. 2 assistant on the bench while helping the other assistants with bench duties and assembling the 2020-21 recruiting class which included several division I recruits ranking the 2020-21 class top ten nationally.
Fisher co-founded Team RWA in 2015, Coach Fish and Team RWA’s training program has helped 70 former players earn basketball scholarships with another five players going onto play college football.
Coach Fish has worked as a traveling coach for Nike combine and clinics. Fisher has worked with John Lucas, Pangos, NBAPA and advanced NBA player camps. Fisher is an experienced sports performance basketball trainer who utilizes his cutting-edge program that has helped funnel seven different players onto National teams including one gold medal USA member. There are currently five Team RWA alums who are playing professionally overseas or in the NBA G league.
Fisher is originally from Dolton, Illinois, He played football and basketball at Millikin Univiersity. His basketball team advanced to conference and national tournaments in his junior and senior seasons. Fisher graduated Cum Laude with a dual bachelor’s degree in marketing and management, and finance in 2009. Fisher went on to attend Thomas M. Cooley Law School pursuing a Juris Doctorate in contractual law.
The Bobcats will look to improve on their 25-8 season from a year ago.

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