The Wisconsin GLO have announced the hiring of UW-Oshkosh Women’s Basketball Coach Brad Fischer as the team’s first General Manager.
Fischer and the Lady Titans recently wrapped up an exceptional season that including a sweep of conference championships and numerous coach of the year awards.
The Wisconsin GLO is the new women’s professional basketball team in Oshkosh, with their home at the Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh.
Fischer shared this about the new team:
“Our owner is committed to creating a first-class experience for our players while supporting the development of women’s basketball and women’s athletics as a whole.
As General Manager it is my intention to build the best women’s basketball team that has ever been assembled in Wisconsin. Despite the relative infancy of the team and our league, we will aggressively pursue the goal of being the best women’s basketball team in the country shy of the WNBA.
Our hope is to provide an inclusive, family-friendly atmosphere where our players can serve as strong, confident, disciplined role models for young girls who are often unable to see their athletic heroes up close.
Our franchise can serve as an important piece in the advancement of women’s sports and we’re excited that ownership sees the value in supporting your talents.”
Here are some highlights of Coach Fischer’s recent hoops career:
- Completed his 7th year as head coach at UW-Oshkosh. He restored the UW-Oshkosh women’s basketball winning tradition in short order. In June 2012, Fischer inherited a program that had won 11 WIAC championships and one national title but had no winning season and a 52-99 record from 2007-12.
- Achieved a 165-37 record in his seven years at UW-Oshkosh, and has guided the Titans to the NCAA Division III Championship five of the past six seasons.
- Earned 2014 Central Region Coach of the Year honors from D3hoops.com and 2019 Central Region Coach of the Year honors from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). He was WIAC Coach of the Year in 2013, 2017 and 2019, with the 2019 squad being the program’s second to sweep the WIAC regular season and postseason titles and first since the league tournament debuted in 1999.
Image of Fischer courtesy of the Wisconsin GLO