The Huskie Nation Foundation is proud to introduce its new President, William (Bill) Fisher. He is taking over for Gary Cox who is stepping down as President. Fisher will become the new face of the Foundation starting June 1, 2015.
“I have lived in Middlefield my whole life,” Fisher says. “I attended and graduated from Cardinal schools, taught and worked here, met and married my high school sweetheart here, raised my kids here, and now my grandkids are here attending Cardinal. They, and every other student who attends or will attend Cardinal, deserve the opportunity for something better. I am invested in this community and committed to the Village of Middlefield. I’m excited to represent Huskie Nation Foundation and do what I can to help make this dream a reality for our students and our community.”
After graduating from Cardinal High School and Kent State University, Fisher spent his entire academic career at Cardinal. During his 35 year tenure, Fisher coached football, cross country, basketball, and track and also served as the high school athletic director from 1996-2008. Since his retirement, Fisher has continued to work part time for Cardinal schools, maintaining the athletic facilities. He was inducted as a charter member of the Cardinal Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014.
Fisher remembers the first time Cardinal successfully built a new athletic complex in the 1960s. At the time, Fisher says the facilities were considered to be state of the art. Now, 50 years later, Fisher says he’s excited to be involved in this next phase of Cardinal Athletics and adds that updated facilities are long overdue. “Our athletes are competing at a higher level than ever before. Every stadium in the CVC [Chagrin Valley Conference] is state of the art by today’s standards,” Fisher states. “An upgraded facility is crucial if we expect our student athletes to remain competitive with other schools and student athletes in this league.”
Fisher says his first order of business will be getting up to speed on the plans for the new athletic complex and informing the community of the progress. “I’m excited to see the community support behind this project; once this facility is completed, it will be something everyone in Middlefield, and surrounding communities, can use and enjoy,” Fisher says.
Huskie Nation Foundation, a non-profit organization, is currently raising funds to construct a multi-million dollar athletic complex at Cardinal High School. The three-phase project (if fully funded) includes an artificial turf field, rubberized track and upgrades to lighting and grandstands. Plans for phase one of the project, the addition of restrooms and an upgraded concession area, are complete. The Foundation is hoping construction will begin on those facilities this summer.
For more information on the Huskie Nation Foundation, visit the organization’s website at: http://www.huskienationfoundation.com/