Staff follows Murrell to WSU

Sherri Murrell, Washington State University new women’s basketball head coach, announced March 19 the hiring of two assistant coaches — Christopher Holland and Lisa Fisher. Holland and Fisher — who were assistants on Murrell’s staff at the University of the Pacific.
Before his year at Pacific, Holland coached at Arizona State, where he was a manager of the women’s basketball team for five years.
During his time with the Sun Devils, Holland assisted the head coach in recruiting, breaking down film, organizing teaching clinics, and marketing and promoting the women’s basketball program. The program advanced from a sub-.500 record to a WNIT berth in 1999, to its first Pac-10 championship, and finally an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2001.
Holland also coached at several basketball camps at Arizona State, as well running various clinics at basketball camps. He was selected to serve with the Arizona State University Student Foundation and received numerous awards for his outstanding contributions to the women’s basketball team.
Prior to coming to Pacific, Fisher coached at Northeastern in Boston, Mass., where she was an assistant during 2000-01.
Before Northeastern, Fisher was at Portland State from 1996-2000, where she also worked with Murrell from 1996 to 1998. At Portland State, she helped guide the Vikings to their first Big Sky Championship Appearance in 1999. Fisher also served as an assistant coach for Idaho State during the 1995-96 season.
Fisher was a four-year standout at Boise State from 1990-1994. During her playing career, her team made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 1994 and was Big Sky champion in 1992 and 1994. She was on the Big Sky All-Academic Team in 1991, 1993 and 1994; and received the teams Most Inspirational Player Award from 1990-1994.

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