Opelika, AL—Jonathan Fischer has been named the new head girls track and field coach at Opelika High School. “We are excited to have Jonathan Fischer as a teacher and coach at Opelika High School. His extensive background in track and cross country will be an asset to our students,” stated Farrell Seymore, OHS Principal.
Fischer is a 2008 graduate of Smiths Station High School. Following graduation, he received a scholarship and ran four years of cross country and track at the University of West Georgia. After receiving his Physical Education degree from the University of West Georgia in 2012, Fischer was hired at Smiths Station High School. He taught and coached at Smiths from 2012-2017. In 2017, Fischer was hired as a PE teacher at Beauregard Elementary. In the 2018-19 season, he served as the head cross country coach for Beauregard High School and helped the girls cross country team make their first ever appearance at the AHSAA 5A State Cross Country competition. That year, Beauregard also had the individual cross country sectional champions in both the boys and girls division. In addition to his coaching experience, Fischer was nominated and selected by his peers to coach the Boys South All-Star Cross Country team this summer during AHSAA All-Star Sports Week in July. OHS Athletic Director Mike Pugh added “We are very excited to have a person with Coach Fischer's background to coach our girls track program.”
Fischer and his wife Kelli are the parents of son Davis (2 years old) and daughter Charlotte (5 months old) and are active members of Church of the Highlands in Opelika.