Cindy Fisher was named the University of San Diego head women's basketball coach on April 19, 2005.
Coach Fisher (12th season), has guided the Toreros to five 20-win seasons in the past six years. In that six-year span, USD has recorded a .697 win percentage (136-59), the second best amongst all division I schools in California, trailing only Stanford in this category.
In her 11th season at the helm of the program, Fisher helped guide USD to its fifth consecutive 20-win season in 2015-16. Under her tutelage, USD posted the second most wins in program history at 25-8. The Toreros also made their fifth consecutive appearance in the Women's NIT, advancing to the Sweet 16 for the third time in program history.
In her 10th year in charge of the Torero women's basketball program, Coach Fisher led USD to another 20-win season, as USD posted a 25-7 overall record, finished second in the WCC at 14-4 and made its fourth consecutive trip to the WNIT. USD managed to secure a pair of home postseason games, defeating Long Beach State in the first round, before losing to eventual WNIT champions UCLA in round two. Along the way, Fisher helped guide Sophia Ederaine to the WCC Defensive Player of the Year, as the senior forward led the nation in blocked shots with 152. This blocked shots mark also broke a 22-year old single-season blocked shots record at USD. Ederaine was the first Torero to win the league's Defensive Player of the Year distinction. Under her tutelage, the senior class was able to graduate with an overall four-year mark of 97-25.
In her ninth year at the helm of the Torero women's basketball program, Fisher helped lead USD to an overall record of 24-9, the second most wins in program history at the time, and reached the Sweet 16 round of the WNIT for the second time in three years. USD opened the season with a perfect 15-0 record, which led to the program's fist-ever national ranking of No. 24 in both the Associated Press and Coaches Poll. The 15-0 start was not only the best in program history, but for any athletic team at USD in the D-I era. The WNIT appearance marked the first time in program history that USD has made three consecutive postseason appearances. Under the watchful eye of head coach Cindy Fisher, the Toreros had three players take home All-WCC honors, highlighted by first-teamer Amy Kame.
In her eighth season at the helm of the program in 2012-13, Cindy Fisher managed to do something no other coach in the history of the program had done before, the Toreros posted a second consecutive 20-win season. USD posted an overall record of 22-10, the second most wins in program history at the time, and reached the second round of the WNIT. USD also had a 12-4 mark in the WCC, good for second place in the West Coast Conference, and San Diego managed to reach the championship game of the WCC Tournament. This marked only the second time in program history that USD has made back-to-back postseason appearances, and both times have come under the watchful eye of Cindy Fisher. USD did all of this despite losing a pair of 1,000-point scorers, and the team's leading rebounder from the previous season's record-setting team. Under coach Fisher's tutelage, the Toreros produced the WCC Freshman of the Year in Maya Hood, and had three total players earn All-WCC honors, highlighted by first-teamer Amy Kame.
The 2011-12 season was a historical one for the Toreros, as it is now the greatest season in program history. Under Fisher's tutelage, the Toreros soared to new heights,. USD posted a program best 26-9 overall record, posted a 12-4 mark in WCC play (the most wins in WCC play in program history) and they recorded the program's first ever postseason win. Not only was it the first ever postseason win, but the Toreros advanced all the way to the Final Four of the WNIT, before falling to the eventual WNIT champions, Oklahoma State. With Fisher's guidance, USD saw Dominique Conners become the program's all-time leading scorer, as well as earn first-team All-WCC honors along with Morgan Woodrow. Amy Kame take home All-WCC honorable mention accolades as well.
In the 2010-11 season, Cindy Fisher had the team playing at its best basketball at the right time of year, as USD had an impressive run through the West Coast Conference Championships, winning two games in two days to advance to the semifinal game of the Championships against WCC-runner-up Saint Mary's. The Toreros then nearly pulled off of a third straight victory to make the championship game, but a last second shot fell just short, which ended USD's season. Under Cindy Fisher's tutelage, both Sam Child and Dominique Conners earned All-WCC accolades, and Sam Child was named to the All-WCC Tournament team.
In her fifth season, Cindy Fisher once again had her team playing its best at the right time of the season, as the Toreros had an unprecedented run in the WCC championships, winning three games in three days to reach the championship game for the second time in as many years. The Toreros produced three players to the All-WCC team and Dominique Conners was the lone freshman named to the All-WCC Tournament team.
In her third season at the helm of the program, she guided the Toreros back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in eight years. The 2007-08 season also marks back-to-back postseason appearances for the Toreros under Fisher's watch. Fisher helped lead USD to a 19- 12 overall record and a West Coast Conference Tournament championship. She helped guide three players to All-WCC honors, with Amanda Rego and Amber Sprague each earning first-team honors and Sam Child being selected to the All-WCC freshman team.
In only her second season at the helm of the program, Cindy Fisher orchestrated the biggest turn around in school history, a 12-game improvement from 9-19 in the 2005-06 season to a 21-9 record in 2006-07 season. The turnaround was the fourth best in the nation. USD set a lot of records along the way, including their first-ever 20-win season in program history,. Under her tutelage, the Toreros placed three players on the All-WCC lists highlighted by Amanda Rego being named the WCC Co-Player of the Year. Rego and Amber Sprague both took home first-team All-WCC honors and Morgan Henderson was named to the All-WCC Freshman team. For her efforts, Fisher was named the 2007 WCC Co-Coach of the Year.
During her first season at USD, the Toreros showed remarkable improvement. The Toreros recorded a huge 15-point win over Santa Clara on the road and were close in games against Georgia Tech, Boise State and against Loyola Marymount in the first round of the WCC Championship Tournament. Fisher also helped guide Tiara Harris to an All-WCC selection and Kelly Winther to an All-WCC Freshman team selection.
Before coming to USD, Fisher was the University of Nebraska's top assistant for two seasons, and the head coach for Wyoming between 1998-2003. She became USD's third head coach dating back to the program's inception in 1978-79. She took over for Kathy Marpe, who stepped down after directing the program for 25 years.
Fisher helped lead Nebraska to back-to-back appearances in the WNIT during her two seasons with the Huskers. In 2004-05, the team finished 18-14 overall and 8-8 in the Big 12. The Huskers recorded the program's first win over a top-5 team with its 103-99 victory over eventual NCAA National Champion, Baylor, in January of 2005. They also posted Big 12 wins over No. 14 Iowa State and Oklahoma, both NCAA Tournament participants. Fisher recruited and coached Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, Jelena Spiric, and recruited and developed post player, Danielle Page, who earned Big 12 Rookie of the Week honors twice. Fisher's final recruiting class at Nebraska might have been her best, as she went deep into Alaska to find, recruit, and sign Big 12 Player of the Year and WNBA first round draft pick Kelsey Griffin.
During the 2003-04 campaign, the Huskers finished 18-12 overall, and produced one of the top 10 turnarounds in NCAA Division I women's basketball with 10 more victories. The team earned two wins over top 25 teams; the team cracked the top-25 national rankings for the first time since 1999; and the 2004 recruiting class was ranked 28th nationally.
In five seasons as the head coach at Wyoming, Cindy Fisher compiled a 59-81 record. However, Fisher's accomplishments at Wyoming go well beyond her overall coaching record. Cindy Fisher's Cowgirl teams showed improvement in each of her five seasons, culminating with an 18-12 mark in 2002-03. The 18 wins were the school's most victories since 1989-90. She also led the Cowgirls to their first postseason appearance since 1989-90 with a trip to the 2003 WNIT, where Wyoming notched a first-round win over Montana. The WNIT win over Montana marked the first postseason victory in Wyoming women's basketball history. Her 2001-2002 team at Wyoming finished No. 1 in the country in academic excellence with a team GPA of 3.486.
Before taking the job at Wyoming, Cindy Fisher spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Old Dominion. She served as the Lady Monarchs' recruiting coordinator and scheduling coordinator and prepared scouting reports, while also acting as the team's public relations liaison. During her three-year stint, ODU compiled a 92-8 record, including a 34-win season and a pair of 29-win seasons. Old Dominion advanced to the national championship game in 1997, and qualified for the Sweet 16 in each of her three seasons. Fisher also built up her coaching resume with stops at Weber State (1994-95), Mesa CC in Arizona (1988-90; 1993-94), and Illinois State (1992-93; graduate assistant, 1990-92).
From Cheyenne, Wyoming, Cindy Fisher was a three-year starter at Cheyenne Central High School, before competing at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington. Her career was cut short by a hip injury, but she earned her associate's degree in 1984. She transferred to Arizona State and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology in 1988.
After graduation, she served as a physical education instructor at Mesa Community College from 1988 to 1990, before completing her Master's Degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Administration of Sport at Illinois State in 1992.
Torero Timeout with Daniela Morales
Test your skills and see if you can keep up with her Spanish without reading the subtitles
Torero Timeout with Josh Page
Learn a few things not to do when crossing paths with this senior men's tennis player and London native
Softball Hosts Santa Clara This Weekend
Softball hosts for their last home series both Saturday and Sunday
USD Baseball 2017
San Diego baseball takes on the 2017 season
Torero Timeout with Will Graf
Experience life in the stroke seat of a rowing shell and learn a little more about coxswain Will Graf
Torero Networking Night
Toreros meet with local and national businesses for job opportunities
USD Rowing: Race Day
An inside look at how the Toreros prepare and run through race day
The Inside Scoop on San Diego Crew Classic
Follow these tips from rower Jane Bird to make the most of your SDCC experience
Torero Timeout with Carla Kinnunen
Check out a special surprise at the end of this Timeout from former trampoline champion turned rower, Carla Kinnunen
Toreros Compete at the Longhorn Invite
Susie Taylor, Meredith Hoggatt and Head Coach Kim Cupini talk about season expectations
Torero Timeout with Nicole Anderson
Take a Timeout with women's tennis player Nicole Anderson as she visits the USD Athletic Training Room
Men's Soccer Announces Head Coach Succession Plan
2017 will be McFadden's last as head coach
John Cunningham's WCC Hall of Honor Induction Video
JC racked up 843 career wins
Torero Timeout with Konrad Altvater
It's always a staycation in San Diego, catch up with Sr. Konrad Altvater as he comes in from an evening surf
Torero Timeout with Troy Conyers
The lefty is this week's WCC Pitcher of the Week
Torero Timeout with Lauren King
Check out Softball Senior Lauren King's dorm room as she makes a evening snack
Pick Up Tickets for the Gonzaga Game
Students that make a $5 donation will be entered to win big prizes
Baseball Season Opener Preview
San Diego plays No. 6 Vanderbilt Thursday
Torero Timeout with Sarah Kapple
Take a Timeout by the beach with cross country/track Senior Sarah Kapple as she goes for a morning jog
Softball Season Opener at Arizona
Softball kicks off their season in the Kajikawa Classic at ASU
Torero Timeout with Aubrey Ward-El
Learn a little more about Ward-El in 60 seconds of rapid fire of questions
Meet the Toreros: Gui Osorio
Get to know USD Men's Tennis Freshman Gui Osorio
For the Love of the Game Recap
USD's baseball fundraiser honored the Class of 2007 and MLB players, Kris Bryant, AJ Griffin and Sammy Solis
Torero Timeout with Filip Vittek
Senior tennis player Filip Vittek takes a timeout on the way to practice
Men's Tennis Head To L.A. To Play In ITA Kick Off Weekend
Watch the season preview with seniors Josh Page, Filip Vittek & Head Coach Ryan Keckley
USD Women's Tennis Hosts Season Opener
The Toreros open their 2017 spring season at home against UCSD and Cal State Fullerton
Torero Timeout With AS President TJ Hodges
Take 60 seconds to learn a bit about graduating junior & cross-country runner TJ Hodges
Torero Timeout With Bri Jurries
Take the first Timeout of the New Year with senior swimmer Bri Jurries
USD Men's Basketball Teams Up With PYBL Challenged Division
The Toreros teach children basketball drills and games in annual community service project
Bill McGillis Introduced as AD
Bill McGillis Introductory Press Conference
USD's White Christmas Music Video
USD student-athletes sing and dance to White Christmas as a send off for the holidays
Torero Timeout with Kat Hamilton
Catch up with Women's Basketball Guard while she studies for finals
FCS Playoff Highlights Against Cal Poly
Watch the full highlights from the historic win against Cal Poly in the first round in the FCS Playoffs
Torero Timeout with Olin Carter
Take a 60 second timeout and learn something new about the sophomore basketball player from Dallas, Texas
North Dakota State Preview
USD goes on to play in the second round of the FCS Playoffs against NDSU
Torero Timeout with Lauren Fuller
Learn some quick facts about USD Women's Volleyball Sophomore Lauren Fuller as she grabs her dinner
USD Football Makes Team History in FCS Playoffs
San Diego heads to the second round of the FCS Playoffs for the first time
USD Volleyball 2016 NCAA Selection Show
USD will play Baylor in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
Torero Timeout with Brian Riley
Get to know Senior and Co-Captain Riley during his workout
USD Football Reacts to FCS Playoff Selection Show
USD will play Cal Poly in first round of the FCS Playoffs
USD Football Does the Mannequin Challenge
USD goes undefeated in the PFL after a win against Campbell on Saturday
Football Plays Last Game of the 2016 PFL Season
USD will be undefeated if they come home with a win at Campbell Saturday
USD Clinched PFL Championship Title
San Diego defeated Stetson 42-7 and will go on to compete in the FCS Playoffs
Senior Night and Last Home Game for USD Football
USD Plays for PFL Championship title
Men's Basketball Season Opener Friday Night
The USD Toreros play at SDSU November 11th for their first game of the season
USD Won Exhibition Game Saturday Night
San Diego defeated UDLAP with a score of 49-25
USD Play Exhibition Game Against Team From Mexico
San Diego plays Universidad de las Americas Puebla November 5th at 4
San Diego Seniors and Coaches Attend Media Day
Seniors Bailey & Hood and Coaches Fisher & Lamont attend the 2016-17 WCC Basketball Tip-Off
USD Cross Country Competes in Home Race
Hughes and Burke finish first of the USD teams
Sixth PFL Game Against Marist
The two undefeated team in the PFL go head to head Saturday morning
USD Beats Valparaiso at Home
San Diego football won it's fifth straight PFL game of the season
Toreros Play LMU & Pepperdine at Home
No. 5 USD Volleyball play LMU on Thursday night and Pepperdine Saturday Afternoon
USD Hosts Valparaiso
The Toreros take on Valparaiso at home Saturday afternoon
Women's Soccer Plays BYU at Home
After a win at Gonzaga the Toreros take on BYU in the Torero Stadium
USD Women Lead Softball Clinic
USD Softball worked with Montgomery Middle School in community service project
USD Plays Drake In Fourth PFL Game Of The Season
The Toreros travel to Iowa in hopes of continuing their undefeated PFL season
The Rise (1973-84)
Short documentary on men's basketball's jump to DI and their first WCC championship
San Diego Beats Davidson 52-3
USD now 3-0 in the PFL
Sixth Man Night: The Rise
Men's Basketball fundraiser brings together alumni, student-athletes and the USD community
Thrive Elementary Visits Men's Soccer Team
Toreros put on skills clinic for local children
Meet the Toreros: Allyson Eylers
Freshman setter from Gilbert, Arizona
USD Receives Award From Autism Tree Project Foundation
The Legacy Award goes to USD for football and baseball's work with the athlete-mentor program
USD plays Davidson in Torero Stadium for Homecoming Weekend
Toreros play Davidson hoping to take home the 25th straight PFL home victory
Pack the Pavilion Night Against BYU
No. 6 Toreros battle No. 11 BYU for the first place spot in conference
Toreros Prepare For Butler
Smith and Coach Lindsey talk challenges and strategies for first away PFL game
Meet the Toreros: Megan Jacobsen
Jacobsen is a 6'2" middle blocker from Tacoma, Washington
USD Wins Big Conference Game Against Dayton
Toreros beat Dayton 34-22
Volleyball Plays USF for First WCC Play
Kristen Gengenbacher & Kaity Edwards talk about excitement for WCC play
USD Hosts Dayton in PFL Opener
Co-Captain Brian Riley & Coach Lindsey talk about the challenges of the Saturday's game
Volleyball Highlights from Wins Over UCSB and LBSU
Volleyball up to no. 7 after dominant weekend
Meet The Toreros: Ana Ramos
Freshman guard from Portugal
Cross Country Shows Speed on Home Course
The women finished second overall & the men finished fourth overall
Meet the Toreros: Kaity Edwards
6-2 MH From Playa Del Rey, CA
Second Home Tournament Preview
Lauren Schad & Jayden Kennedy talk about new ranking and preview upcoming games
Home Cross Country Race Preview
Head Coach Guarino and seniors Benster & Smith talk about the new team
Volleyball Highlights from Home Tournament Sweep
Volleyball beats UCI, CU and UCLA at their first home tournament
Sixth Man Night
Head Coach Smith talks about upcoming annual fundraiser
Volleyball's First Home Tournament of the Season
Kramer & Jennings recap last game and share excitement for upcoming tournament
Football Plays Cal Poly After 27-0 Opening Week Win
Giorgi and Lindsey recap game against WNM and preview Cal Poly
Men's Soccer Home Opener Preview
Price & McFadden preview UCD & Sac State
Postgame Highlights & Interviews
Western New Mexico Preview
Jamal Agnew & Anthony Lawrence break down WNMU.
USD vs. Stanford Volleyball UPSET
Torero women win 3 of 5 sets against #11 Stanford.
Meet the Toreros: Isaiah Pineiro
Versatile 6'6" forward will redshirt 2016-17 season.
Men's Soccer Kicks Off Season In NC
Coach McFadden & Michael Turner Preview Matches vs Duke & Elon.
Softball Golf Tournament Promo
September 17th at Bernardo Heights CC.
Meet the Toreros: Isaiah Wright
Former Utah Ute will redshirt the 2016-17 season.
Training Camp Update
Team prepares for Saturday scrimmage.
Meet the Toreros: Patricia Brossmann
6'0" freshman forward from Berlin, Germany.
Meet the Toreros: Mark Carbone
6'2" freshman guard from Wethersfield, CT.
Meet the Toreros: Madison Pollock
6'1" freshman guard from Snohomish, Wash.
Women's Soccer In the Community
Toreros host soccer skills clinic at Linda Vista Elementary.
Meet the Toreros: Juwan Gray
6'8" freshman forward from Dover, Delaware.
Toreros Open Training Camp
The USD women's soccer team began training camp today.
Meet the Toreros: Nassir Barrino
6'0" freshman guard from Newark, New Jersey.
Meet the Toreros: José Martinez
6'10" freshman forward from Cayey, Puerto Rico.
Meet the Toreros: Frank Ryder
6'10" freshman forward from Boulder, Colo.
2015-16 Highlight Video
All the top plays from 2015-16
Jordan Angus - Male Torero of the Year
Angus reflects on his time at USD
Malina Hood - Female Torero of the Year
Malina Hood looks back at her USD career
NCAA Tournament Preview
San Diego faces Vanderbilt in first round
2016 Celebration of Excellence
Behind the Scenes at the COE
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Men's Tennis senior Day
The Toreros host LMU and Pepperdine Saturday and Sunday
Softball WCC Preview
The Toreros host Saint Mary's Saturday and Sunday
2016 San Diego Crew Classic
The Toreros show speed against the nation's top crews
The Torero Baseball Experience
Kris Bryant & Brian Matusz reflect on their time at USD
MBB Senior Night
Jito Kok and Duda Sanadze prepare for the final home game
USD Baseball Season Preview
Season starts at No. 3 Vanderbilt February 19
USD Softball Season Preview
Season starts February 12
USD travels to No. 9 UCLA Friday
Toreros Host Kentucky Saturday
USD looks to defend home court against No. 22 Kentucky
Toreros Host Pepperdine & LMU
USD returns home after four-game road trip
Toreros Team Up with PYBL
Men's Basketball hosts annual clinic for Challenged Division
Men's Tennis 2016
USD opens at home vs UC Irvine and UCSD Saturday
Preview of USD women's basketball WCC opener vs. BYU.
City Championship Highlights
Relive the Toreros' Upset over SDSU at Petco Park
Toreros to Host Hope International
The 9-1 Toreros will host Hope International in their final game before WCC play
Toreros Stun Aztecs at Petco
Postgame reaction and press conferences
Toreros Return Home
USD will host Bethesda before Sunday's City Championship at Petco Park
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Pono Keni and Coach Lindsey talk about Saturday's Senior Day game against Butler
Coach Fisher and forward Maya Hood talk about Tuesday's home-opener against CSUN
Coach Smith and Brett Bailey preview the season opener at USC
Jonah Hodges and Dale Lindsey talk about Jonah's return and preview Davidson game
San Diego Fall Classic Preview
Coach Dagman previews the San Diego Fall Classic
USD's Women's Basketball team will start their season at Nevada this weekend
USD Men's Basketball - The Origins (1955-1973)
A Glance at the Beginnings of Torero Hoops
Coach Lindsey and Jeff Starr preview Campbell
Coach Lindsey and Jereke Armstrong talk about the season so far
WCC Media Day
Behind the scenes with Men's and Women's Basketball at WCC media day
Dale Lindsey and Anthony Lawrence on USD's 45-14 win
Anthony Lawrence and Coach Lindsey preview game vs. Warner
Torero Community Service
USD Athletics helps out at Father Joe's Village in downtown San Diego
Men's Basketball Camp Update
Kok and Carter talk about the upcoming season
Toreros host Bulldogs for Homecoming game
Toreros look for 4th straight win
Pack the Stadium Night
ITA All-American's Preview
Petronijevic, Angus, & Vittek Prepare
USD Looks to Extend Home Win Streak
Toreros First True Road Game of 2015
CSUN and UCSB Preview
Toreros Look to Extend Win Streak
Aztec Invite Recap
Both Squads Finish Second
Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival
Highlights from 45-21 win
2015 Home Opener
Previewing Western New Mexico
Volleyball Tournament Preview
A preview of the USD Tournament
Men's Soccer Season Opener
Previewing No. 16 Cal
Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
2015 WSOC Preview
A brief preview of the 2015 Toreros.