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Prep football: Fisher not leaving GVHS

Coach says he’s committed to building program

Posted: December 18, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: December 18, 2011 1:55 a.m.
 

Robert Fisher took over as head coach of Golden Valley football under unusual circumstances.

He’d like to restore a sense of order and continuity to the team, and that starts with himself.

“I think that there’s a lot of talk right now going on that I’m not coaching football and I want everyone to know I’m committed to the program and I’m committed to Golden Valley football,” Fisher said.

On Aug. 1, the school’s previous head football coach Andy Campbell resigned, which put Fisher — the offensive coordinator at the time — into the position on an interim basis just a month before the start of the season.

A couple weeks later, the interim title was removed and he was named the permanent coach.

Yet five months later, Fisher said he’s still hearing rumors about his status with the team after it finished with a 1-9 record and was unable to win a Foothill League contest.

With a full year to prepare for next season, Fisher has plans to reverse the losing trend.

“I’m going to see an offseason,” he said. “I’m leading an offseason right now with a new group. ... The big thing we’re talking about right now is development. There’s a lot of development that needs to take place.”

One aspect of that development involves loyalty, Fisher said, which is a characteristic that the program has lacked in recent years, both with players and coaches.

Through seven varsity seasons, the Grizzlies have seen four different head football coaches.

Perhaps that loyalty can begin with Fisher, who has been involved with the team since 2005 and has been athletic director at the school since 2010.

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