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Ari  Fisher 
Instructor
Bachelor's Degree(s): Education, 1992; Bachelor of Arts, Arts and Sciences (History), 1992.
Master's Degree: Master's Degree: Education, Louisiana State University, 1994.
Phone: 225-578-2440
Fax: 225-578-3680
Office: 105A Huey P. Long Field House

Biography

Mr.Fisher is in his 21th year at LSU.  As an Undergraduate Instructor, he has taught 17 different courses during his career.  Currently he teaches:  Individual Wellness and Public Health (KIN 1600) Coaching Basketball (KIN 2516), Mental Health Issues (KIN 2604), Consumer Health (KIN 2603), and Psychology of Coaching (KIN 2526).  Mr. Fisher oversees the physical activity credit exams for the department.   Previously, he served as college coordinator for student teachers for their clinical experiences and certified students in the alternative certification program.  Additionally, he has been a member of many departmental and college committees and presented about coaching and wellness issues at state conventions.

 

Mr. Fisher was Head Boys’ Basketball Coach and Associate Athletic Director at University Lab School from 1997-2008. His teams won Louisiana High School Class AA State Championships in 2002 and 2004. He was selected district coach of the year four times (1998, 2002 – 2004) and state coach of the year in 2004. His 2004 team finished ranked # 17 nationally and he was selected a head coach for the state all-star game. He is the second youngest coach in Baton Rouge Prep History to have a state championship team (31 in 2002); and the youngest to have his teams win two state titles (age 33).  His overall coaching record is 221-117 and his teams set almost every school record. In 2013 Mr. Fisher became volunteer coach of the 8th grade boys’ CSAL basketball team at Our Lady of Mercy middle school.  His first team set a school record for victories by winning 29 games.  His two year record is 52-16. He has had many articles published in coaching blogs and on coaching websites.
 

 

In 2001, Mr. Fisher endowed the Harry Rabenhorst Memorial Scholarship in Kinesiology, awarded annually to a student that would like to pursue a career in teaching and coaching. He is a member of LAHPERD, AAHPERD, and the Louisiana High School Coaching Association. Prior to working in the school of Kinesiology from 2002-06, Mr. Fisher was an assistant coach and graduate assistant for the LSU men’s basketball program during the tenure of Head Coach Dale Brown, serving with current Head Coach  Johnny Jones.