July 2, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego has announced that head women's basketball coach Cindy Fisher has received a multi-year contract extension.
"We are pleased to have secured Cindy Fisher's continuity with our program. She has demonstrated tremendous success in a short amount of time," stated Ky Snyder, USD's Executive Director of athletics.
"It means a great deal to me that the administration at the University of San Diego shares and supports my vision for the future of USD women's basketball.," stated Fisher. "I feel very fortunate to have a strong staff and a committed group of student athletes who have embraced the discipline and commitment levels required to attain the lofty goals that we have set for them. I am very thankful to Ky Snyder for the opportunity to coach at USD for many years to come."
Fisher, the 2007 West Coast Conference Co-Coach of the Year, orchestrated the biggest turn around in program history this past season and guided the Toreros to a second place finish in the WCC along with the program's first 20-win season. In Fisher's first season, the Toreros finished 9-19, and this past season, USD had a 12-game improvement to earn the program's best overall record at 21-9. This record-breaking season was capped off with the program's inaugural berth into the Women's National Invitational Tournament.
The 12-game improvement was not only the biggest in program history, but also rated the 2006-07 squad the fourth most improved team in NCAA Division I this past season in statistics released by the NCAA. The Toreros were one of two schools that improved its record over last year by 11.0 victories, a figure that is determined by adding the difference in victories and losses between the two seasons and then dividing by two.
Under Fisher's tutelage, the Toreros placed three players on the All-WCC lists this season highlighted by Amanda Rego being tabbed as the WCC Co-Player of the Year. Amber Sprague was named first-team All-WCC and Morgan Henderson was named to the All-WCC Freshman team.