Thursday , Sep , 28 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

SDSU hoops coach Fisher inks new contract

San Diego, CA (Sports Network) – San Diego State University signed men’s
basketball coach Steve Fisher to a new five-year contract on Thursday.

The deal will keep Fisher with the school through the 2010-11 season.

Fisher, 61, has led the Aztecs to a 105-106 record over seven seasons and is
the fourth-winningest coach in school history.

“I am very proud of what we have accomplished and have great expectations for
this program in the future,” Fisher said. “We look forward to continuing to
put a team on the floor that our fans can be proud of on and off the court.”

The former head coach at Michigan guided San Diego State to NCAA Tournament
berths in both 2002 and 2006. This past season, the Aztecs tied a school
record with 24 wins and captured their first conference title (Mountain West
Conference) since 1968.

The contract also includes two university options years.

“Steve has taken the SDSU basketball program to unparalleled heights during
his tenure,” said athletic director Jeff Schemmel. “He has established it as
one of the finest programs not only in the league, but also one now gaining
national recognition. In addition, he has been a strong advocate for improved
academic success and graduation of his student-athletes. We look forward to
continued excellence and the leadership he brings to the program on and off
the court.”