PSU's Fisher to speak at MCA banquet
Penn State quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher, a graduate of Warrior Run High School, will be guest speaker for the 94th annual Rotary Football Banquet honoring Mount Carmel Area's 2012 football team.
The banquet will be held Sunday, Jan. 27, at the American Legion banquet hall in Mount Carmel.
Special achievement awards as well as annual presentations will be given to players.
A native of Allenwood, Fisher is the fifth member of Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien's staff who has been part of a national championship coaching staff, having helped Eastern Kentucky win an NCAA Division I-AA (now FCS) title. Fisher served as the pass game coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Miami (Ohio) in 2011.
Fisher was on the Vanderbilt staff from 2002-10, serving as co-pass game coordinator his last five seasons and the wide receivers coach the final seven years. There he coached quarterback Jay Cutler and wide receiver Earl Bennett of the Chicago Bears.
A 1981 graduate of Springfield College, Fisher earned a master's degree at Eastern Kentucky, helping the Colonels win the 1982 NCAA I-AA title. He served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Temple (2000-02) and was receivers coach at North Carolina State (1998-99),
helping develop Wolfpack and NFL standouts Torry Holt and Koren Robinson, as well as Chris Coleman.
Fisher was head coach at West Georgia from 1991-98, earning a 67.9 winning percentage and leading the school to its first Gulf South Conference championship in 1997.
Banquet tickets can be purchased at the Academy Sports Center, Community Pharmacy, Matlow's and at the Mount Carmel Area principal's office. No tickets will be sold at the door.