Emilie Fisher always wanted to be a coach.
She just wasn’t sure when that was going to happen.
So when Clinton-Massie varsity volleyball coach Stephanie Reveal offered Fisher the reserve job last season, she was quick with an answer.
“I was always uncertain where my love of sports would take me,” said Fisher. “When Stephanie offered me the JV coaching position last year, I did not hesitate to say yes because not only do I get to coach a sport I love, but I also get to coach at my alma mater.”
A 2016 graduate of CMHS, Fisher is now the new varsity head coach, taking over for Reveal who retired earlier this year.
“I am very grateful for Stephanie because not only did I play for her, she also gave me my first coaching job and I was able to coach under her for a season,” said Fisher. “She has helped me tremendously since I’ve taken over and I know that she’ll always be someone I can call whenever I need help or have a question.”
Fisher was a three-sport standout for the Falcons in high school, playing volleyball, basketball and softball all four years.
“While I most definitely enjoyed playing all three, what I liked most about volleyball was the pace and intensity of the game,” said Fisher. “I loved being able to give that perfect pass to the setter & watch my teammate have a successful kill or to watch my teammate stuff the opposing hitter.”
Fisher went on to play four years of softball for Denison University and earned first team All-North Coast Athletic Conference honors in 2018. At Denison, Fisher was part of the Student Athlete Advisory Council as well as an intern in the varsity weight room where she helped train athletes on proper weightlifting techniques. …
A self-professed perfectionist, the competitive Fisher said as a coach she’d tell her athletic-self to enjoy the game.
“Mistakes are going to happen … they are inevitable, but that’s how you learn to play the game and that’s how you learn to be better,” she said. “I would say to go have fun and enjoy every moment.”
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