Now with a few days before the team's next match, Fisher can resume filling the shelves of his new office. Fisher was associate head coach for the University of Hawaii men's volleyball team, the season ending just a few months ago in the spring.
"Right when the season ended I interviewed for the job," Fisher said. "It happened pretty fast, I didn't have the full season cycle, with recruiting and everything.
"I'm moving from Hawaii and have a whole new staff. And my office had nothing in it."
Fisher, 35, has logged quite a few frequent flier miles since his college days at the University of the Pacific. He played for two years with the U.S. National Team, then played professionally in Europe, with stops in Belgium, Spain and Switzerland. He also played on the AVP Tour.
His coaching career started in Switzerland with a youth team, then continued at UOP and the University of San Francisco before he landed in Hawaii.
Why leave a Division I program like Hawaii for an NAIA school in Irvine?
"There are all kinds of factors, but it's primarily lifestyle and volleyball," Fisher said of his decision. "This job in volleyball circles is a very good job. I know people say, 'But you were in D-I,' but I'm sure if you talked to (Concordia Athletic Director) David Bireline, he'd tell you about the amount of quality applicants.
"We're in the toughest conference (Golden State Athletic Conference) in the NAIA, and it's a school that wants to win. For me personally, it's a chance to be a head coach and a chance to be close to family in Santa Barbara. It's a Lutheran school, and I'm Lutheran. There are a lot of reasons."
Since arriving, Fisher and his first-year assistants Trevor Johnson and Lindsey Campbell have taken a crash course on learning their roster.