CHARLESTON, S.C. – Head coach Jason Kepner has announced a new assistant coach for the Cougar volleyball team heading into the 2013 season. Former Purdue volleyball standout Tiffany Fisher joins the Cougar coaching staff as the second assistant coach.
Fisher spent the 2012 season as a student assistant coach with the Boilermakers after completing a heralded career as a middle blocker for Purdue from 2008-11.
“We are excited to have Tiffany join us here in Charleston,” Kepner said. “My assistant coach Kimi Olson and I were looking for someone to come in and work with our middles which made her a great fit. She was an outstanding player at Purdue, and was very well coached. I know that training will be a huge plus in our gym, and I look forward to watching her work with our team. We were fortunate to be able to get Tiffany this close to the season, and I know she will bring a lot to this program.”
An honorable mention All-America selection, All-Mideast Region and unanimous All-Big Ten selection as a senior, Fisher led Purdue to three NCAA Tournament appearances, including two Sweet 16 berths and an Elite Eight appearance in 2010.
In her four years, Fisher was an efficient offensive threat, while also stopping opponents at the net. She ranked third all-time in career hitting percentage with a .322 effort, and owns the ninth-place spot in career block assists with 322. She also led the team in service aces each of her last two seasons.
She played against College of Charleston back in 2011, when the Cougars traveled to West Lafayette, Ind., to compete in the Mortar Board Premier against VCU, Baylor and Purdue.
A native of Topeka, Ind., Fisher played volleyball, basketball and ran track at Westview High School.