On Monday, July 11, the City of Clarksburg honored Clarksburg native and Florida State University head football coach Jimbo Fisher with a sign unveiling and dedication. The sign in Coach Fisher’s honor will be placed at the Hewes Ave. parking garage in downtown Clarksburg and will be visible from Rt. 50.
Fisher, who coached the Seminoles to a National Championship victory in 2013, graduated from Liberty High School in 1983 and was an all-state athlete. He went on to play college football at Salem College and Samford University.
“Clarksburg and Glen Falls will always be home to me,” said Fisher. “I will always keep coming back.”
Prior to coaching at Florida State, Fisher spent six seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Louisiana State University. Four of those seasons were on the coaching staff of head coach Nick Saban, a Fairmont, WV native.
“People say ‘why are there so many coaches that come out of this area?’ It’s because sports meant so much to everybody,” said Fisher.
In response to the recent flooding that devastated southern West Virginia, Fisher has called on Florida high schools for help. Fisher and Florida State have been collecting uniform and equipment donations to help rebuild the high school football programs that were impacted by the floods.