Jeremy Fischer begins his third season with the University of Oklahoma track and field program in charge of men's and women's jumps.
No athletes dominated their event like Fischer's jumpers dominated the Big 12 in 2007 as no team in the conference outscored Oklahoma men or women in the jumps at the Big 12 Championships.
Frankie Wright and Portia Nash swept the men's and women's long jump titles indoors with Nash setting the Oklahoma indoor long jump record and Shardae Boutte won the men's triple jump title outdoors as part of a 1-2-7 finish that included Tydree Lewis and Frankie Green and boosted the men's team to its first Big 12 title and first conference title in 29 years.
Fischer also coached both the men's and women's Midwest Region triple jump champions with Toni Smith claiming the women's crown and Boutte setting the meet record en route to his victory.
Smith, who rewrote the school's indoor and outdoor triple jump records in 2007, also earned All-America honors during both the indoor and outdoor campaigns.
For his work, Fischer was named the 2007 Midwest Region Men's Jumps/Combined Events Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
In the high jump, Fischer coached the U.S. Junior National Champion in Kevin Snyder. Snyder went on the win silver at the Pan American Junior Athletics Championships.
Fischer also coached the first athletes to represent OU in the men's long jump at the NCAA Championships since 1988 -- Wright, who qualified for the NCAAs in four events, and Dermillo Wise. Both earned All-America honors at the Championships.
Perhaps no accomplishment was more rewarding than turning former volleyball player Anna Monsen into an All-Big 12 heptathlete who scored personal best in six of seven events at the conference championships.
In 2006, Fischer's squad made the rest of the Big 12 notice that future years against them would be fiercely competitive.
With Smith leading the way at the Big 12 Indoor Championships, the Sooner women placed second, fifth and sixth in the triple jump and Nash took third in the long jump. Lewis and Wright scored third- and sixth-place results in the men's triple jump, respectively.
At the Big 12 Outdoor Championships, Lewis again scored third the triple jump, freshman Katherine Johnson earned fourth in the women's high jump and freshman Amy Backel placed sixth in the heptathlon.
The freshman duo was successful again at the U.S. Junior National Championships as Johnson earned bronze in the women's high jump and Backel finished fourth in the women's javelin and was one of two competitors in the heptathlon to win two events.
Fischer came to OU in July 2005 after five years at Cal State Northridge where he coached jumpers and decathletes and was recognized as the 2005 Mondo/NCAA Division I West Region Men's Jumps/Multi Events Coach of the Year.
Of the five student-athletes who represented the Matadors at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 2005, four were Fischer's jumpers. Eight of his student-athletes (both men and women) also qualified for the NCAA West Regional.
In 2005, the Cal State Northridge men won their second consecutive Big West Conference outdoor championship when Fischer coached junior Alex Marbley, sophomore Da'Shalle Andrews and senior Johnny Wiley, respectively, to high jump, long jump and triple jump titles. His women long jumpers swept the top three positions as sophomore Toni Smith won the conference title. Fischer's pupils were also named conference athletes of the week numerous times.
During the 2005 indoor season, Marbley, the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation high jump champion, and long jumper Jason Romero were the only two Matadors to establish qualifying marks for the NCAA Indoor Championships. Marbley, the school record holder, earned All-America honors. Long jumper Candyce Babb also broke set the school record on her way to an MPSF runner-up finish.
In 2004, Fischer coached then-freshmen long jumper Da'Shalle Andrews and triple jumper Toni Smith to the national championships. The Matadors also captured the men's and women's Big West Championships with Romero named the conference's male athlete of the year after winning the triple jump and long jump.
In 2003, Marbley claimed the Big West Championship and Rashaad Dixon won the triple jump during the outdoor season. The Matador jumpers also controlled the MPSF Indoor Championship in the high jump as Jerrick Holmes won the event and Romero finished third. On the women's side, Schaquay Brignac qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships and set the Northridge high jump record.
Under Fischer's tutelage in 2002, Natoya Woods set a Northridge indoor record in the high jump and then posted the seventh best outdoor mark on the Matador career list. On the men's side, Matt Primous, Robert Fuentes and Aaron Jones all reached the Northridge indoor top-10 list in the high jump.
Prior to his time at Cal State Northridge, Fischer spent three seasons (1998-2000) as the cross country/track and field administrative assistant at Wisconsin and served as the director of the Badger Jet Camp from 1996 to 2000.
During his tenure, Wisconsin won the Big Ten Triple Crown in 2000 and 2001 and finished second at the cross country national championships and fifth in track and field.
As an athlete, Fischer was a world-class high jumper at Wisconsin where he was coached by another Oklahoma assistant Mark Napier. Fischer earned All-America and All-Big Ten honors during his time as a Badger and placed seventh at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials. He graduated in 1998 with a degree in molecular biology/nutritional science.
Fischer starred as a two-sport student-athlete Adolfo Camarillo High School in Camarillo, Calif., from 1991 to 1994. While also playing basketball, Fischer was an All-American on the track and in the classroom.
He was born in Seoul, South Korea, on February 16, 1976.
Fischer is a Level 3 certified member of the United States Track Coaches Association and a Level 2 Instructor for jumps. Fischer also has Level 2 certification for jumps, sprints and throws and is a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.