Fisher Named Assistant Men's Golf Coach
Jay Fisher is in his first year as the assistant men’s golf coach at Virginia. Fisher, a standout player at Furman from 1995-99, replaced Shane Howell who was named head coach at Texas State earlier this year.
Fisher comes to Virginia after working for the past year as the Tournament Coordinator for the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation in Norcross, Ga. He oversaw logistics of the event including 54 World Championship qualifier sites. From 2003-07 he was the assistant golf professional at Berkeley Hills Country Club in Duluth, Ga. He worked as a tournament director for the American Junior Golf Association from 2002-03, directing six of the organization’s 70 events. Fisher started with the AJGA in 2001 as an intern and worked as a tournament operations assistant in 2002. He has worked as a camp instructor in both Portsmouth and Suffolk, Va.
Fisher was a four-year member of the Furman men’s
golf team where he earned his undergraduate degree in
business administration in 1999. He was the team’s MVP his senior season.
“Jay brings a great background as a teacher and administrator from the junior golf ranks,” said UVa head coach Bowen Sargent. “His background as one of the area’s top amateur golfers will be a great benefit to our program. He knows what it takes to compete at a very high level and will be a tremendous asset working with the student-athletes in our program.”
An outstanding amateur golfer, as a junior Fisher was a member of the Virginia-Carolina Junior Team in 1992, the Daily Press Golfer of the Year from 1993-95, helped his team to the AJGA Northern Telcom Junior Team Challenge title in 1993 and played for the Virginia-West Virginia Junior Team in 1994. After graduating from Furman, he was a member of the Mason-Dixon Team in 2000.
His list of amateur titles includes U.S. Public Links sectional first-place finishes from 1997 to 2000. He won the Outer Banks Invitational in 2000, was first at the Virginia Beach Amateur that same year and repeated as the Outer Banks champion in 2001. In 1998 he won the Virginia State Amateur. Fisher played in the U.S. Amateur in 1996. He is a native of Suffolk.