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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 21 years. In late 2014 he was elevated to the rank of Senior Instructor.  During his time on the Kinesiology faculty, he has 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 oversees the physical activity credit exam program for Kinesiology students.   Previously, he served as department liaison for Kinesiology student teachers during clinical experiences and the alternative certification program.  Also, he is and has been a member of many departmental and college committees.

 

Along with his faculty responsibilities for the School of Kinesiology, he served as 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. Following that season he was selected by the Louisiana Basketball Coaches Association as a head coach for the Boys’ Basketball annual summer all-star game. His 2004 team finished ranked # 17 nationally; the first national ranking for any sports team in 100 years of athletics at LSU Lab School. He is the third youngest coach in Baton Rouge Prep History to have a team win the state championship (age 31 in March 2002), and youngest ever to have teams win two state titles (age 33 in March 2004).  His overall high school coaching record is 221-117. His Lab School teams set a majority of school records. In 2013 Mr. Fisher became volunteer Head Coach of the 8th Grade Boys’ Basketball Catholic School Athletic League team at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Middle School.  His three seasons current record is 82-20 and winning the unofficial city championship for the 2014-15 season.

 


In 2001, Mr. Fisher donated a $10,000 gift from a legal settlement with the NCAA to endow the Harry Rabenhorst Memorial Scholarship in Kinesiology, awarded annually to a deserving student who would like to pursue a career within the field of Kinesiology. He has written articles for blogs and websites regarding basketball coaching and team building. He is a member of LAHPERD and presented many times about coaching and wellness topics. He also is a member of AAHPERD and the Louisiana High School Coaching Association. Prior to working in the school of Kinesiology from 2003-06, Mr. Fisher was an  graduate assistant and assistant coach for the LSU Men’s Basketball program during the tenure of Head Coach Dale Brown, serving on staff  with current Head Coach Johnny Jones.