Pitt has locked up the most successful head coach currently in its athletic department.
Pitt announced on Friday that Pitt volleyball coach Dan Fisher has signed a contract extension that will keep him with the Panthers through the 2027 season. This new deal adds a year onto Fisher’s contract, which was previously extended following the 2019 season.
In nine years at Pitt, Fisher has an overall record of 227-58 (.796) and a 134-36 (.788) in the ACC Conference. The Panthers have at least 30 wins in three of the last four seasons. Fisher’s resume also includes three ACC Championships (2017, 2018 and 2019), back-back NCAA Elite Eights (2020, 2021) and Pitt volleyball advanced to the NCAA Final Four in December for the first time in program history. Fisher currently has the third best career win percentage (.834) among active D-1 women’s volleyball head coaches.
“To say I’m honored and humbled by the support of chancellor Patrick Gallagher and Heather Lyke would be an understatement,” said Fisher. “My family and I are excited to continue making the city of Pittsburgh our home. We’re going to keep working hard in pursuit of our goal of winning a championship.”
“We are thrilled to continue our commitment to Dan Fisher and the Pitt volleyball program,” said Lyke. “Coach Fisher and his staff have set new standards of success for our department and built a strong foundation and brand of volleyball that is now known across the country. With three ACC championships, two Elite Eight runs and our first women’s volleyball Final Four appearance, the sustained success of this program can be directly attributed to Coach Fisher’s leadership abilities, he and his staff’s coaching expertise and most importantly, the work ethic and teamwork of all the student-athletes and staff within the program. Our student athletes’ experiences have flourished with him at the helm, as they have reached new heights not only on the court, but in the classroom and in the community. This extension reaffirms our investment in the future success of Pitt volleyball.”
Pitt will return three starters from last year’s team and recently announced the addition of talented transfer Julianna Dalton, from Washington State.