Honoring Coach Ed Fisher

Honoring Coach Ed Fisher
Posted on 06/20/2019
Coach Fisher and Superintendent BrandsmaOn June 19, the South Kitsap School District Board of Directors voted to rename the athletic field at South Kitsap High School’s Kitsap Bank Stadium from Joe Knowles Field to Ed Fisher Field.

“We have a unique opportunity to pay tribute to an absolute living legend,” stated DJ Sigurdson, Executive Director of School & Family Support. “Coach Fisher is a name that every person related to SK Athletics knows well. He is a tremendous leader who taught countless young athletes the value of hard work and dedication.”

Fisher is a member of the Washington Football Coaches Hall of Fame. He led the South Kitsap Wolves Football team for twenty-three years that included seventeen playoff appearances and a state championship in 1994. Coach Fisher left SK after the 1996 season having compiled a 197-48 record and a .804 winning percentage.

Coach Fisher and his family attended the board meeting for recognition. "I just did the job I was hired to do - teach and coach kids," stated the very humble Ed Fisher. 

South Kitsap School District administrators reached out to the family of Joe Knowles, the first superintendent of SKSD to discuss to possibility of the name change. Knowles’ daughter, who lives in Eastern Washington, gave her blessing and full support of the field name change. The stadium will remain Kitsap Bank Stadium.

A celebratory event to announce the naming of Ed Fisher Field at Kitsap Bank Stadium will be held on September 13 when the SKHS Football team takes on Rogers. More details will be released soon.