Britni Fisher enters her second year as the head diving coach of the Ohio swimming & diving program under second-year head coach Mason Norman in 2019-20.
In their first season with Fisher on the coaching staff, the Bobcats posted victories over Marshall, Toledo, Duquesne, Xavier and Youngstown State in 2018-19. Redshirt junior diver Olivia Dillon garnered MAC Swimmer/Diver of the Week recognition on Jan. 16. The Bobcats sent three divers to the NCAA Zone C Championships in West Lafayette, Ind. -- Dillon, senior Nicole Hughes and freshman Taylor Miller.
Fisher came to Ohio after two years as the graduate assistant at Bryant University and after a successful collegiate career at Illinois.
Fisher's second season at Bryant saw the women's swimming and diving program capture the Northeast Conference Championship crown for the first time in program history in 2017-18. All five Bulldog divers qualified for the finals, with Stephanie Jennings winning silver in the one-meter and bronze in the three-meter, and Gabrielle Ritzer claiming bronze in the one-meter. On the men's side, Trevor Hazelwood broke the three-meter school record in his first collegiate meet, diving to a score of 299.25 and beating the nearest BC competitor on the leaderboard by 28.20.
Fisher's first year at Bryant marked one of the most successful diving seasons in program history. Jennings and Kelci Abernethy became the first Bryant divers in school history to qualify for the NCAA Zone Championships, and the female divers broke school records six times over the course of the season. The Bulldogs concluded the season by earning an overall second-place finish at the NEC Championships, where all five female divers qualified for finals, reaping silver and bronze medals in both the one-meter and three-meter diving events. The divers earned 141 points for the Bulldogs and broke the school records once more.
Additionally, the men's team broke school records five times throughout the season on both the one and three-meter springboards. Kevin Sullivan became the first male diver in program history to qualify for the "A" final at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships, bringing home a fifth place medal.
Prior to joining the coaching staff at Bryant, Fisher was an assistant coach at Tualatin Hills Dive Club (THDC) in Beaverton, Oregon (2015-16) and served as the head swimming coach at North Salem High School in Salem, Oregon (2014-16). She also coached the pole vault for North Salem High School (2014-15) and Hermiston High School (2012-14).
Fisher had a successful collegiate career, diving for Illinois from 2008-12. She currently holds the Illinois school records for the one-meter (298.27) and three-meter (319.65) springboards, and maintains the third highest platform score (162.80). Fisher is a four-time varsity letterwinner, a four-time Illini Outstanding Diver of the Year and qualified for the NCAA Zone Championships. In 2010, she received the Performance of the Year Award for being the first diver in over 10 years to score points for the Illini at the Big Ten Championships. She culminated her career in 2012 with Scholar All-America honors.