A legend had decided to call it a career. After 27 years of coaching at the collegiate level, San Diego State basketball coach Steve Fisher has decided to vacate his post and retire from the game of basketball, according to ESPN.
Fortunately San Diego State’s search for a head coach has ended before it needed to begin.
Assistant coach Brian Dutcher will take over as head coach after coaching alongside Fisher since 1989. In 2011, Dutcher was named “head coach in waiting.” Well, his wait is over.
While Fisher has been at SDSU since the 1999-00 season, he is best known for leading the ‘Fab Five” at Michigan. In his first season with the Wolverines, Fisher won the only National Championship of his career. He remained with Michigan until the 1996-97 season, and spent the rest of his career with the Aztecs.
He leaves behind an impressive resume, which includes being named a recipient of the John R. Wooden award in 2014-15. Fisher finishes his career with a .663 winning percentage and 571 total career wins.