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WHS Girls Basketball coach hits milestone

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Coach Fischer stands along the sideline at a game against Ursuline Academy.

Coach Fischer stands along the sideline at a game against Ursuline Academy. "Our number one goal is to work hard every day," FIscher said. The Blue Jays are 19-3 this season.

Taylor Holtmeyer

Taylor Holtmeyer

Coach Fischer stands along the sideline at a game against Ursuline Academy. "Our number one goal is to work hard every day," FIscher said. The Blue Jays are 19-3 this season.

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Many people cycle throughout Washington High School; some leave, and some come in. What doesn’t change are the dedicated teachers who plan to leave behind not only class lessons, but life lessons. One of these is special education teacher Adam Fischer.

Fischer is coaching his fifth year for the WHS Girls Basketball team. In those five years, the Blue Jays have amassed 100 wins under his tenure. While being a big accomplishment, Fischer says his success derives from the people that play on the court, not the ones that help off of it.

“It’s not much of an accomplishment for a coach, it’s more of an accomplishment for kids,” Fischer said. “I’ve been blessed with some pretty good athletes the last five years up at this school.”

As for the athletes he has, they accredit him for how he coaches them.

“He’s a great coach because he expects so much out of you as a player and as a person and he never settles for less,” senior Emma Boehmer said. “We’re all super proud of him, he definitely deserves it and I’m sure he’s going to have many more wins to come.”

In basketball, adjustment is necessary to figure out new defenses, to make smarter plays to win. Coach Fischer adapts well to help achieve success.

“I think he’s a great coach because he knows what to do in every possible situation,” junior Nicole Brinker said. “If they throw any defense at us, he knows how to work around it and knows what plays will work during certain situations.”

A very important thing to Fischer is hard work, to succeed both on and off the court.

“Our number one goal every day is to work hard every day, whether it’s in the classroom, or on the sports field or court,” Fischer said. “The aspect of hard work in someone’s life is something that’s not easy to do. That’s one thing athletics gives us coaches a chance to do, is have them work hard every day and really push themselves to limits they haven’t seen before.”

Fischer also strives to have great teamwork among his team. It is said that if you do not have teamwork, you will never be able to win much.

“We’ve had a lot of success probably because we’re all just super close,” Boehmer said. “There’s no bad tension between us, so it makes everything a lot easier because we’re all on the same page.”

The continuing success of Fischer and his basketball team does not come from one star player. But according to him, teamwork and hard work is all that’s needed to succeed.

“He always pushes us no matter what. He always knows we can go further than we think,” Brinker said. “He always wants us to succeed.”

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