Laurie Fisher born in Canberra is the current Head coach of the ACT Brumbies. He began his coaching career with the Brumbies in 2000 when he was appointed Head Coach of the Brumbies Rugby Academy and later assumed control of the Brumby Runners and the Canberra Vikings. He implemented a rugby program aimed at developing the cream of local ACT rugby talent into players capable of competing for training contracts or full contracts with the Brumbies squad. Guy Shepherdson, Matt Giteau and Julian Salvi have all made successful transitions to the professional game under his guidance. In 2003, Laurie was promoted to the Brumbies forwards coach under David Nucifora and infinitely contributed to their success as 2004 Super 12 Champions.
Fisher's contribution and devotion to the Brumbies has seen them earn success from 2000 as semi finalists, two time finalists and two time champions.
Fisher, through his significant aptitude for coaching has gained the highest degree of respect from the Brumbies players and community, which led to his appointment as Brumbies Head Coach for 2005.
He now heads a management team of more than a dozen and in off-season to prepare for a triumphant season ahead.
Working full time in sports, Fisher's career began as a physical education and health science teacher at Telopea Park School. After a decade of teaching, he moved into a Program Manager role at the Australian Institute of Sport.
Rugby playing days Edit
- 1st Grade Australian National University in ACTRU senior competition 1977-79 & 1985-92 (as captain)
- 1st Grade University of Queensland in QRU senior competition 1980-84
- Member of ACT representative team 1985-92 Represented Australian Universities v France 1990 *Captain of premiership-winning ANU 1st Grade team 1992.
Coaching Honors Edit
- Australian National University 1st Grade Coach in ACTRU senior competition.
- Brumby Runners\ACT President XV's Head Coach 1999 - 2001
- Awarded ACT Rugby Coach of the Year 1999
- Australian Universities Head Coach 2000 - 2002
- Brumbies Rugby Academy Head Coach 2000 - 2003
- Canberra Vikings Head Coach 2002 - 2003
- Awarded ACT Rugby Coach of the Year 2002
- Brumbies Forwards Coach 2003
- Brumby Runners Head Coach 2003
- Australia Under 21's Head Coach 2003 - 2004
- Brumbies Head Coach 2005