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Derek Fisher Joins Crespi as Coach

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Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino recently announced Derek Fisher as Head Basketball Coach. Coach Fisher brings to Crespi his strong work ethic, leadership, and discipline that are rooted in his Christian faith.

Coach Fisher was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, and attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he earned Sunbelt Conference Player of the Year during a stellar college career before being selected 24th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1996 NBA draft. Coach Fisher was part of five NBA Championship teams, all with the Lakers, during his 18 years in the NBA. In 2014, Coach Fisher began his coaching career as the Head Coach of the New York Knicks. He has also served as Head Coach and General Manager of the Los Angeles Sparks. Over the last year, Coach Fisher has invested his time coaching 8th grade middle school boys at Heritage Christian School and high school girls as part of his Team Derek Fisher Club in the Los Angeles area. 

Coach Fisher adds, “My family and I are thankful and grateful for this opportunity to join the Crespi Family. We want to thank Dr. Kenneth Foersch, Dr. Liam Joyce, and Athletic Director Brian Bilek for their professionalism and collaboration. Coaching and teaching is a true passion and I look forward to continuing this focus on the next generation of young student-athletes. Go Crespi!!” 

Dr. Kenneth Foersch, President of Crespi Carmelite High School told Valley News Group,

“On behalf of all of us at Crespi Carmelite High School, we are excited to work shoulder-to-shoulder with Coach Fisher to help form the young men we serve.”

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