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Brian Fish

School of Professional Studies

Exercise and Sports Science

M.A., 1999, Olivet Nazarene University
B.S., 1997, Olivet Nazarene University

 Coach Fish joined Olivet’s faculty and coaching staff in 2011. He teaches courses in recreation management. As head football coach, he motivates and manages a staff of seven coaches plus 110 players.

Football has long been a large part of Coach Fish’s life and career. During his college days, he played receiver and tight end for Olivet. In 1998, he was selected as an NAIA All-American (tight end, honorable mention) after the Tigers reached the NAIA National Championship game in 1998 — the most successful season in school history. Also that year, he received ONU’s Dr. Selden Dee Kelley Award for Leadership in Academics and Athletics that year.

While earning his master’s at Olivet, Coach Fish was a graduate assistant coach during the Tigers’ 1999 season. He began coaching college football in 2000 as the receiver’s coach, and soon was the quarterback’s and recruiting coordinator for Malone College in Ohio. In 2005, he was hired as the offensive coordinator at Sterling College in Kansas and was part of a 35-15 record during his five seasons there.

He is a member of the American Football Coaches Association.

He and his wife, Jodi, have three children: daughter, Culley, and sons, Levi and Isaac. In his leisure time, he enjoys hunting, camping and woodworking.



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