John James “Jimbo” Fisher Jr (born October 9, 1965) is an American college football head coach at Texas A&M University.
Quick Bio Facts and Information on Jimbo Fisher
|Birthday / Date of Birth||October 9, 1965|
|Real Name||John James Fisher Jr|
|Home Town||Clarksburg, West Virginia, USA|
|Address||College Station, Texas, USA|
|Ex-Wife||Candi Leigh Coogler|
|Relationship Status||Married Twice, Divorced once|
|Father||John James Sr|
|Net Worth||$13 million|
|Children||Trey Fisher, Ethan Fisher|
|Height||5 ft 9 In|
|New Wife||Courtney Harrison|
|Education||North View Junior High School
Liberty High School
Salem International University
Jimbo Fisher Career Bio
Fisher played with the Chicago Bruisers at the Arena Football League in 1988, then joined Terry Bowden at Samford as a graduate assistant coach working quarterbacks from 1988 to 1990. Subsequently, he was hired as a full-time offensive coordinator and quarterback coach. His contract promised a salary of $215,000, with the potential to raise the total package to $400,000.
Jimbo Fisher’s formal presentation as Chief Coach took place at the Florida State University Press Conference on January 7, 2010. In eight years in Florida State, Fisher won an 83–23 record, a 2013 BCS national championship, three ACC conference championships, four Atlantic Division titles (three straight, one shared), four AP Poll Top 10 finishes, and four bowl game victories.
On December 1, 2017, Fisher resigned as the head coach at Florida State University to accept the same job at Texas A&M University. Fisher signed a 10-year, $75 million contract with the Aggies.
|2010||Florida State||10-4||6-2 (1st/Atlantic)||Chick-fil-A Bowl (W)|
|2011||Florida State||9-4||5-3 (2nd/Atlantic)||Champs Sports Bowl (W)|
|2012||Florida State||12-2||7-1 (1st/Atlantic)||ACC Champions||Orange Bowl (W)|
|2013||Florida State||14-0||8-0 (1st/Atlantic)||National Champions
|BCS National Championship (W)|
|2014||Florida State||13-1||8-0 (1st/Atlantic)||ACC Champions||Rose Bowl/CFP Semifinal (L)|
|2015||Florida State||10-3||6-2 (2nd/Atlantic)||Peach Bowl (L)|
|2016||Florida State||10-3||5-3 (3rd/Atlantic)||Orange Bowl (W)|
|2017||Florida State||7-6*||3-5 (6th/Atlantic)||Independence Bowl (W)*|
|2018||Texas A&M||9-4||5-3 (2nd/West)||Gator Bowl (W)|
|2019||Texas A&M||8-5||4-4 (4th/West)||Texas Bowl (W)|
|career (10 seasons)||100-32|
Jimbo Fisher New Wife Courtney Harrison Wedding
Jimbo had met his new wife, Courtney Harrison Fisher, during his coaching days at the FSU. Fisher married his now-wife in the summer of 2020 and the couple lives in College Station.
Fisher and Harrison were a couple when the former Florida State Head Coach arrived at College Station. She was introduced as a member of the Fisher family in December 2017, along with Fisher’s children from his previous marriage.
Courtney Harrison is originally from Tallahassee, Florida; she worked as a Financial Representative of Guardian for North Florida Financial and Manager at Disability Insurance.
Meanwhile, Jimbo Fisher and his wife, Courtney, are 15 years apart in age. Courtney Elizabeth was born on December 2, 1980, and is 40 years of age now whereas, Jimbo is 65.
Jimbo Fisher Ex-Wife, Divorce, Children
You all might already know, that Courtney Harrison isn’t the only woman to be called Jimbo Fisher’s wife! Mr. Fisher was first married to his now ex-wife Candi Leigh Coogler.
Fisher has two children, Trey (born April 17, 2001) and Ethan, with his ex-wife Candi, who is an American school teacher and social worker.
Candi was born in 1969 in Auburn, Alabama, USA. She’s the only daughter of Franklin Coogler and Suzanne Ballard. She grew up with her mother and brothers, Dustin Cale Coogler and Franklin Craig Coogler. Unfortunately, Franklin died of a car crash in 2011.
Candi approached Jimbo Fisher in 1987 at ‘Samford University.’ He played as the quarterback of his university team, and in the same year he was named ‘Division III National Player of the Year.’ After two years of seeing each other, Candi and Fisher were married on July 22, 1989.
The divorce of the pair was confirmed on 10 December 2015. The reason for their divorce has not yet been revealed. Rumors later broke that Candi had been involved in extramarital affairs. During the divorce proceedings, the names of former football player Taylor Jacobs and former FSU tennis player Owen Long were listed. Jimbo paid his ex-wife an amount of $3.4 million and $4,500 a month for her child care.
Fisher’s son Ethan was diagnosed with Fanconi anemia, a rare genetic disorder, in 2011. The diagnosis motivated Ethan’s parents, Jimbo and Candi, to begin the Kidz1stFund National Foundation.
In addition, Trey, Fisher’s oldest son, is attending the Martin’s University of Tennessee where he is the quarterback for the football team.
Jimbo Fisher Social Media
As of 2021, Jimbo is only active on Twitter @JiveJimboFisher. He joined Twitter in November of 2017 and has garnered 2.4K followers.
Jimbo Fisher Net Worth, Salary
Fisher, who signed an eight-year deal with Florida State in December 2014, made $5.25 million in 2016, the fifth-most among all coaches in the nation.
However, in December 2016, he signed a two-year contract extension that raised his salary to $5.55 million.
He recently signed a $7.5 million deal with Aggies annually. With his $75 million/annum – 10-year deal with ‘Texas A&M Aggies,’ Jimbo is considered one of the most highly paid college coaches. As of 2021, the net worth of Jimbo Fisher is expected to be about $13 million.
Jimbo Fisher Age, Birthday, Family
John James Jr. was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, on October 9, 1965. Fisher defines his father, John James, as a very empathetic father, and his mother, Gloria, as “hard-working and down-to-earth.”
Big Jim and Gloria, who grew up in rural North-Central West Virginia, met at the fair when he was 23 and she was 18. Gloria was showing her horses in the ring when Big Jim wanted to marry her the moment he looked at her.
Fisher’s brother, Bryan, was an offensive coordinator at Fairmont State University and is now a teacher and also runs the family farm.