Western Oregon Basketball Staff Update

Western Oregon University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Wes Pifer filled out his coaching staff for the upcoming season as Jordan Jamestown will remain on the staff, while Bryan Fisher will join the staff as an assistant coach.

“It’s a great day for Western Oregon University basketball to be able to add two coaches of Jordan and Bryan’s caliber to the staff,” Pifer said. “When I was thinking about the staff I wanted coaches with great energy and a certain skillset in which both Jordan and Bryan check every box.”

Jamestown recently completed his second season at Western Oregon University as he helped lead the Wolves to a 22-win campaign in 2018-19 that saw WOU reach the NCAA National Tournament. During his first season on staff in 2017-18, the Wolves put together a season to remember going 31-2, that included a 19-1 mark in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference and a 16-1 mark at home. WOU hosted the NCAA West Regional that year and defeated both Point Loma and Saint Martin’s before falling just short to Cal Baptist in the Regional Title game by four points.

“Early on in my conversations with Jordan a few things stood out about him that are important to me,” Pifer said. “First, he’s won at every stop in his career and is a tremendous relationship builder. In addition, he has strong recruiting ties in the Northwest and is someone who will have a positive impact on the student-athletes in our program.”

Graduating from West Anchorage High School, Jamestown continued his athletic journey playing two years at Eastern Arizona. As a freshman, he received All-Region Honorable Mention and landed a Second Team selection his sophomore year.

“First and foremost, I would like to thank everyone at Western Oregon University that was involved in the hiring process of coach Pifer and for giving me the unique privilege to be a part of a great community and a great academic institution,” Jamestown said. “Along with that I would like to thank all the players that trust and believe in me to continue to serve them, be a part of their lives and their development into young adults. Lastly, it is a tremendous honor and opportunity that coach Pifer has allowed me to stay on staff. Not only does coach Pifer’s decision give me an opportunity for professional development, but his decision also gives my family and I a place we can call home and I am forever grateful and extremely blessed. I am more than excited to work with such a great leader as coach Pifer and even more excited to learn from him. Go Wolves! đŸș”

Jordan went on to play two years at NAIA William Jewell College where he made Second Team All-Conference his junior year. Leading his team in assists, Jordan was nominated by his teammates as MVP.

Jordan led his team to the NAIA ‘Sweet 16’ after defeating No. 1-ranked Rogers State to advance.

Receiving a degree in psychology, Jordan began student-assistant coaching at Adams State University in 2012. After one year in this role, Jordan transitioned to Development Team Head Coach in 2013.

Jordan was part of two NCAA Division II tournament berths in 2014 and 2015 during that time. He has been a part of coaching five 20-plus win seasons during his career.

In 2016-2017 Jamestown was named Associate Head Coach at Seminole State Junior College where his team finished 22-10.

Fisher also arrives at Western Oregon after spending time on the Northern Arizona coaching staff with Head Coach Wes Pifer. Fisher spent nearly three years in charge of the Basketball Operations at Northern Arizona that included team travel, visits, scouting opponents, implementing defensive game plans, player development, creating recruiting videos, organization of summer camps, academic supervision, community service projects and day-to-day operations of the program.

“I am extremely excited about the opportunity at Western Oregon. Having worked closely with Coach Pifer the last three years, I am lucky to have the opportunity to continue to work with and learn from someone who is not only one of the best coaches I have been around but an even better person,” Fisher said. “I believe in Coach Pifer’s vision for the program and look forward to doing my part to help continue the history of success that Western Oregon has seen. Most importantly, I look forward to developing strong relationships with our student-athletes and help them grow as young men and ultimately graduate with a degree from Western Oregon University.”

Fisher also has additional Division I experience from his time as a manager at San Diego State. During the almost five years with the Aztecs he was the head manager for three years, assisted all coaches in day-to-day operations, assisted with player development, setup all required equipment for practice, comprehensive schedules of recruits for the coaches, assisted in film breakdown and oversaw 7-8 additional managers.

“Bryan is a sharp young coach who excelled in a lot of different roles during his time at Northern Arizona and is truly deserving of an opportunity to get on the floor and work with our student-athletes,” Pifer said. “He knows me, and I fully expect him to be a great ambassador of Western Oregon University. The players at Northern Arizona loved Bryan and I know he’ll build that same level of relationships with our guys at Western Oregon.”

Fisher spent time as an assistant coach of the Double Pump Basketball AAU team for three years where he was the assistant for both the 17U Elite and 16U Elite teams. He also assisted at the high school level serving as an assistant coach at Simi Valley High School helping in player development and executing plans for players, practice execution and game coaching and adjustments.

Fisher received his Bachelor of Arts degree in science and mathematics from San Diego State and later added a Master of Education in educational leadership from Northern Arizona.


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