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College women's basketball: Wisconsin-Superior coach resigns after five seasons

Zach Otto-Fisher led the Yellowjackets to two UMAC regular season titles, one UMAC postseason title and an NCAA tournament berth. He was a two-time UMAC Coach of the Year.

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SUPERIOR — Wisconsin-Superior women's basketball coach Zach Otto-Fisher resigned Wednesday after five seasons with the Yellowjackets.

A two-time UMAC Coach of the Year honoree, Otto-Fisher led UWS to two UMAC regular season titles and one UMAC postseason title, in addition to an NCAA tournament berth in 2017-18. His teams went 75-42 overall and 51-17 in the UMAC during his five seasons as head coach.

"It has been an incredible time over the past six years, and I'm blessed to have been able to spend that time at my alma mater," Otto-Fisher said in a release. "UW-Superior is a special place to me, and I have enjoyed being able to build relationships with our staff, faculty, coaches and most importantly, our student-athletes. The student-athletes are the pride and joy of this campus, and the work we do as coaches. I will cherish the moments we've been able to share, both on and off the court. At this time, I need to step away from education and coaching and get back to my family and my faith. It was an extremely tough decision, but one that is best for my family."

Otto-Fisher was an assistant coach in 2016-17 under Don Mulhern when the Yellowjackets won the UMAC regular and post season titles to reach the NCAA tournament. Otto-Fisher was named interim head coach after Mulhern resigned in 2017 and had the interim tag removed in 2018.

In addition to the team success, Otto-Fisher coached two UMAC Players of the Year in Hailey Kontny in 2018 and Hannah Norlin in 2019, as well as 10 All-UMAC honorees.

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Otto-Fisher is a 2008 graduate of Wisconsin-Superior. His wife, Jessie Otto-Fisher, is a former assistant coach for the Minnesota Duluth women's basketball team.

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