Lyndonville, VT - Northern Vermont University-Lyndon head women's volleyball coach Sean Fisher has announced his resignation after 13 seasons as the head coach of the Hornets.
Fisher took over the Hornet program in 2006. His 2016 team finished with an 11-10 overall record and a 4-3 mark in North Atlantic Conference play, the best season for a Lyndon team since the Hornets returned to NCAA play. His teams qualified for the NAC playoffs six times, advancing to the semi-finals in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Fisher completes his tenure at Lyndon with an overall record of 82-196.
Fisher graduated from Lyndon State College in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in sports medicine. He was a standout cross country runner during his time at Lyndon, qualifying for the national championships three times and winning numerous other awards. He was named Outstanding Male Student-Athlete of the Year in 1998. In September of 2008 Fisher was inducted into the Lyndon State College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Fisher shared these comments about his time leading the Hornets: "It has been an amazing experience that I am truly grateful for. I would like to thank Lyndon State/NVU-Lyndon for the support over the years. I know that I will miss the relationships that are built with coaching a team. I loved every day and tried to use each one as a teaching moment for later in life. I am proud of each and every athlete that I coached. They have made me a better person and I can only hope that I have done the same to them. It is a tough decision, but with my own daughter getting older I want to make sure I am there to support her in whatever way I can."
Northern Vermont University Associate Dean of Athletics Jamey Ventura remarked "Sean has been a tremendous asset to the women's volleyball program at Lyndon. He truly cared about the development of his student athletes on and off the court and was a tremendous mentor. He will be missed on the sideline and on staff, but will always be a part of the Hornet family."
NVU-Lyndon Interim Athletic Director Chris Gilmore added "Sean has spent thirteen seasons providing excellent leadership for our student athletes. His presence on campus and the volleyball court will be greatly missed."
Fisher's longtime assistant, Erik Armstrong, has also announced that he is stepping down from his position. Armstrong, a 2000 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, first joined the Hornet program in 2012.
NVU-Lyndon will begin the search for new head and assistant volleyball coaches immediately.