New Penn State head basketball coach Micah Shrewsberry has made his first hire. And Shrewberry is bringing in someone with plenty of Penn State ties to the program.

Shrewsberry announced the hiring of Adam Fisher as the associate head coach for the Nittany Lions. Fisher is a Penn State alum who has spent the last six seasons working as an assistant at Miami (FL).

“When I was looking to find the right person to start my new staff, I wanted to find the perfect fit, and I found that perfect fit in Adam,” said Shrewsberry. “He is well liked, a hard worker and a family man. The more I talked to him, the more I noticed how our values aligned. He is also a loyal Penn Stater who will fight every day to help us be successful. I’m excited to welcome Adam, Rebecca and Alivia to our basketball family!”

“I am honored and beyond excited to be coming home to coach at my alma mater,” Fisher said. “I want to thank Coach Shrewsberry for this amazing opportunity to be a part of his program from day one. His vision, passion and family values will quickly be apparent to the Penn State community and all of the alumni. The future of this program is in incredible hands with his leadership. Thank you to Sandy Barbour and Lynn Holleran, who have already welcomed my family and me with open arms back to Penn State. Rebecca, Alivia and I are truly grateful to be a part of this amazing university, and we cannot wait to get started. WE ARE!”

Fisher was a student manager at Penn State while a student in the 2000s and was a video coordinator for the team in 2011 and promoted to director of player development in 2012.