Fisher gets HOF honor posthumously

From Mirror reports

PITTSBURGH — Richard W. Fisher was recently selected for induction posthumously into the Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors’ Hall of Fame as a member of the 2023 class.

A formal announcement will be made Saturday during a pregame ceremony at Acrisure Stadium when the University of Pittsburgh hosts Rhode Island University. Fisher, a graduate of Bedford High School and Indiana State College, served as Director of Athletics in the Chestnut Ridge School District for 35 years from 1970-2005, and then served as a member of the school’s Athletic and Educational Committee. Serving on the PIAA District 5 Committee for 38 years as a member and advisor, he served as track chairman for 21 years.

In addition, he was the District 5 secretary for 30 years. At the state level, Fisher was a member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors’ Association Executive Council from 1980-2005 and served for many years on the Professional Development Committee. Fisher served on the PIAA Athletic Directors Steering Committee for 25 years and on the PIAA Track and Field Steering Committee for 21 years.

In addition, he served on the PIAA Board of Control for two years. On the national level, Dick Fisher, attended seven national conferences of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators’ Association and served as a voting delegate representing Pennsylvania in 1989.

He was recognized with numerous awards including the 1994 Region 3 Athletic Director of the Year, 1995 PSADA State Athletic Director of the Year, 2001 NIAAA State Award of Merit, as well as being inducted into the Bedford County Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. A formal Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held at the annual PSADA Conference in March 2023.


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