Dozens of fans, players, administrators and even the Spirit of the West band crowded into the Leigh Lounge for the official introduction of Brian Fish as the new MSU Men’s Head Basketball Coach. The committee tasked with finding the next head coach waded through over 120 applicants before selecting Fish out of the ten finalists interviewed.
Fish previously served as an assistant coach at Oregon, a team that recently advanced to the third round of the NCAA tournament before falling in a close game to Wisconsin. In fact, the past four programs Fish has coached have all made the NCAA tournament during his tenure.
When asked about his plans for the MSU program, Fish stressed commitment to success without shortcuts. “We are going to be a players-first program, [we are] about doing things the right way,” Fish said.
Fish made only one promise: that “we are going to work hard every day,” and he only asked one thing of the fans in return: “I need everyone to buy back into the Bobcat family.”