Kristi Gannon Fisher returned to her alma mater in 2009 as an assistant coach for the Michigan field hockey program. Gannon Fisher, a two-time All-American and Big Ten Conference Athlete of the Year during her collegiate career (2000-03), previously spent four years with the U-M staff, including two seasons as the Wolverines' volunteer coach (2006-07).
Prior to her appointment at Michigan, Gannon Fisher served as Manager of Athlete Development within the youth development department of USA Field Hockey.
Gannon Fisher brings a wealth of valuable international and collegiate playing experience to the Wolverine program. A four-year member of the USA Field Hockey women's national team (2003-06), Gannon Fisher boasts 45 international caps and a pair of international goals. She contributed to U.S. silver medals at the 2004 Pan American Cup and 2001 Americas Cup and competed in the 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Most recently, Gannon Fisher was a member of the U.S. squad at the 2006 World Cup in Madrid, Spain, where the USA claimed fourth to earn a berth to the premiere international event. A veteran of U.S. junior teams since 1998, Gannon Fisher also played on the 2001 Junior World Cup and 2000 Junior Pan Am teams.
As a Wolverine student-athlete (2000-03), Gannon Fisher received NFHCA All-America first team honors during her last two seasons. She was a four-time selection to the All-Big Ten Conference first team, becoming the only the fourth player in conference history to earn such distinction. As a senior (2003), Gannon Fisher was recognized as the Big Ten Player of the Year, adding to her 2000 conference Freshman of the Year trophy.
Gannon Fisher was a pivotal member of the Wolverines' 2001 NCAA Championship team, earning All-Tournament team honors after scoring U-M's second goal against Maryland in the final game. She ranks among the top-10 in every major U-M career scoring category with 37 goals, 26 assists and 100 career points.
A native of Escondido, Calif., Gannon Fisher graduated from Michigan in 2006 with a degree in physical education. In 2007, she married former Wolverine football player Jim Fisher (2002-04).