fisherheadshotAri  Fisher 

Senior Instructor

Bachelor's Degree(s): Education, 1992; Bachelor of Arts, Arts and Sciences (History), 1992.
Master's Degree: Master's Degree: Education, Louisiana State University, 1994.
Phone: 225-578-2440
Fax: 225-578-3680
Office: 105A Huey P. Long Field House




Mr. Fisher is in his twenty-third year of service at LSU, twenty of those on faculty for the School of Kinesiology. Elevated to Senior Instructor rank in 2014, he has provided instruction for seventeen various courses during his career. Yearly he teaches:  Individual Wellness and Public Health (KIN 1600/fall, spring and summer), Coaching Basketball (KIN 2516/fall and spring), Mental Health Issues (KIN 2604/summer and fall), Consumer Health (KIN 2603/spring), and Psychology of Coaching (KIN 2526- fall, spring and all intersessions). Mr. Fisher supervises physical activity credit exams for Kinesiology undergraduates. Previously, he served as department liaison for Kinesiology student teachers/alternative certification program participants. He has been a valuable member of several Kinesiology and College of Human Sciences committees.

For 11 years, while on the Kinesiology faculty, he served as Head Boys’ Basketball Coach and Associate Athletic Director at University Lab School from 1997-2008. His teams won Louisiana High School Class AA State Championships in 2002 and 2004. He was selected District Coach of the Year four times (1998, 2002, 2003, and 2004), State Coach of the Year in 2004, and Head Coach for the Louisiana High School Coaching Association Boys’ Basketball annual All-Star Game. The 2004 team finished ranked # 17 nationally; the first and only national ranking for any official sport team in one hundred years of athletics at University Lab School. He is the youngest boys’ coach in Baton Rouge high school basketball history to have teams win two state titles (age 31 in March 2002 and age 33 in March 2004).  His overall high school record is 221-117.  Since 2012, Mr. Fisher has been volunteer Boys’ Basketball Head Coach for the Eighth Grade Catholic School Athletic League team at Our Lady of Mercy Middle School in Baton Rouge.  OLOM teams he coached finished second place in 2013, third place in 2014 and first place in 2015.

In 2001, Mr. Fisher donated $10,000 to endow the “Harry Rabenhorst Memorial Scholarship”, awarded annually to a student pursuing a career within Kinesiology.  Many articles he authored are online, featured on blogs/websites about basketball coaching theories and team building. He is a member of LAHPERD- presenting numerous times during yearly conventions about coaching or wellness topics. He is a member of AAHPERD and Louisiana Basketball Coaching Association. Prior to working in Kinesiology- from 1993-96, Mr. Fisher served as Graduate Assistant and Third Assistant Coach for  LSU Men’s Basketball  during the tenure of Head Coach Dale Brown.  Mr. Fisher was on staff with current Head Coach Johnny Jones, Bob Starkey, and Jim Childers and is one of the youngest staff assistant coaches in the history of the program.

Mr. Fisher is proud owner a rescue pit-bull dog named Stella.