Fisher gets three-year extension from SDSU

San Diego State and head basketball coach Steve Fisher have agreed to a three-year contract extension.

The three-year extension will begin at the end of his current contract, which was scheduled to expire following the 2014-15 season.

"We all know that Steve Fisher is a great basketball coach, but what is equally impressive to those of that watch him on daily basis is how skilled he is at helping his student-athletes become great citizens," athletics director Jim Sterk said. "He is a tremendous ambassador, not only for Aztecs athletics, but the entire University."

Fisher, who is in his 16th year at the helm of the Aztecs program, has guided San Diego State to 11 postseason appearances, including seven NCAA tournament berths, and a Mountain West-record eight conference titles. Additionally, the Aztecs have advanced to the postseason and won at least 20 games nine straight years.

More recently, Fisher has coached San Diego State to five consecutive NCAA tournament bids, and in the last four seasons, the Aztecs have won 30 or more games and reached the NCAA Sweet 16 twice (2011, 2014).

"A significant strength of our program over others is the length of time our staff has been at San Diego State," Fisher said. "We are a family. They sincerely enjoy being together with our families and that shows in the way we practice and coach. We are a family."

Fisher is on the verge of becoming the program's all-time winningest coach. His 314 victories at SDSU are two behind George Ziegenfuss' mark of 316.