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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 has been at LSU for 19 years.  During this period, he provided instruction for 17 different courses.  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 also oversees the physical activity credit exams for the department.   He has been a member of many departmental and college committees.

 

Mr. Fisher was also the 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.  He was selected as a head coach for LHSAA annual boys' high school all-star game.   His 2004 team finished ranked # 17 nationally. He is the third youngest coach in Baton Rouge Prep History to have a state championship team (31 in 2002).  His overall coaching record is 221-117. His teams set numerous school records. In 2013, Mr. Fisher began serving as a volunteer coach of the 8th grade boys’ CSAL basketball team at Our Lady of Mercy middle school.  His  over all record at Our Lady of Mercy is 52-16.   Mr. Fisher coached 27 high school athletes who participated in athletics on the collegiate level including two players currently on NBA rosters.


In 2001, Mr. Fisher endowed the Harry Rabenhorst Memorial Scholarship in Kinesiology, awarded annually to a deserving student that would like to pursue a career in teaching and coaching. He is a member of LAHPERD and the Louisiana High School Coaching Association. Prior to working in the school of Kinesiology from 2003-06, Mr. Fisher was an assistant coach and graduate assistant coach for the LSU men’s basketball program during the tenure of Head Coach Dale Brown, serving with current Head Coach Johnny Jones.