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Head Coach Lori Fish

Lori Fish

Lori Fish begins her 11th season as head coach of the St. Cloud State women's basketball team in 2018-19, and her 15th overall as a collegiate coach.
 
Fish has compiled an 10-year career record of 149-125 at SCSU. In her overall career as a head coach at the collegiate level, Fish owns a 211-178 record.  This includes her time at SCSU and four years at Minnesota State Mankato from 2004 to 2008. In 2015-16, St. Cloud State posted a 13-14 overall record and a 12-10 record in the NSIC which earned the team a fourth place finish in the NSIC North Division. 
 
In 2014-15, St. Cloud State posted a 16-12 overall record and an 11-11 record in the NSIC, which was good for a fourth place finish in the NSIC's North Division.  The Huskies charted a 16-11 overall record in 2013-14 under Fish's leadership and went 12-10 in the NSIC that season.  In 2012-13, the Huskies scored a 19-9 overall record (the best finish since the 2008-9 season) and a North Division Title in the NSIC. 
 
In her first season with the Huskies, Fish guided St. Cloud State to a 22-9 overall record, won the 2009 NSIC Sanford Health Tournament Championship, and an NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament appearance.
 
A familiar name to the St. Cloud area, Fish grew up in St. Cloud and attended St. Cloud Tech High School. Following her graduation from Tech, she went on to play basketball at South Dakota State from 1986-1990 and competed against the Huskies in the North Central Conference.
 
Following the completion of an outstanding collegiate playing career where she gained First Team All-Conference honors as a junior and senior, Fish entered the coaching ranks. She started as a high school coach in Foley, Minn.,  for two seasons before returning to South Dakota State as a graduate assistant coach. She spent one year at NCAA Division I Eastern Illinois University and returned to SDSU as an assistant.
 
In 1999, Lori Ulferts hired Fish as an assistant to the Husky program and she served as the recruiting and strength and conditioning coordinator under Ulferts for five seasons. In 2004, Fish became a head coach at rival Minnesota State University, Mankato.
 
She quickly distinguished herself as a rising young coach and in 2007-08, her final season with the Mavericks, led her team to a 23-9 record and the championship game of the NCAA Division II North Central Region Tournament. She compiled a 62-53 won/loss record with the Mavericks.