CHICAGO --- Tennessee State football defensive coordinator Garry Fisher was one of four collegiate coaches to speak at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Football 3D Coaches Clinic on Saturday at the University of Chicago.
Coach Fisher was joined by Neal Neathery, defensive coordinator of Eastern Michigan University, Matt Storm, Texas A&M University Commerce Offensive Coordinator, and offensive line coach, Desmund Farris of Texas A&M University Commerce, as guest speakers. The panel also consisted of Wes Simmons, President/CEO of 3Dimensional Coaching and Bryan McKenzie, FCA Director of Football - Midwest Region.
“It is an honor and a pleasure to speak at the FCA (fellowship of Christian Athletes) 3 Dimensional Coaches Clinic,” Fisher said. “It is the Ultimate coach’s clinic due the fact that it covers the fundamental, physiological, and the heart of coaching.”
In his first season with the Tigers, Fisher returned the Big Blue defense to one of the top units in the nation. The defense stood tall in 2017 ranking seventh in the nation in total yardage allowed, including holding opponents to 146.5 yards through the air, which was second best in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).
“As we all know as coaches, our impact on our student-athletes goes beyond the field,” Fisher commented. “The FCA Clinic provides us with a unique opportunity to develop a game plan that builds character, integrity and spirituality in our young men. And I would like to thank Bryan McKenzie and the FCA staff for allowing me to be a part of such a impactful Clinic and represent Tennessee State University.”