Who is former Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher’s wife?

College football coach Jimbo Fisher is best known for his big personality and many want to know more about who he is married to.

Jimbo Fisher on the sidelines at Texas A&M on September 16, 2023
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The essentials:

  • Trainer Jimbo Fisher was released from Texas A&M after five seasons with the team.
  • He has been married twice throughout his life, the first time in 22 years to Candi Fisher and the second time in 2020 to Courtney Harrison Fisher.
  • Jimbo has two sons, Trey and Ethan, and he also has a stepson from Courtney’s previous marriage.

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After a five-year tenure as head coach of the Texas A&M football team, it was announced on November 12, 2023 that the program was separating Jimbo Fisher. Jimbo, whose real name is John James Fisher Jr., has coached college football for more than 30 years and many now want to know more about his personal life.

One of the things fans are most curious about is Jimbo’s marriages. The coach was married twice during his life, with five years separating the two relationships.

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Jimbo Fisher on the sidelines during a game against Mississippie State.
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Who is Jimbo Fisher’s wife?

Jimbo’s current wife is Courtney Harrison Fisher, who Jimbo first met while coaching at Florida State University. Jimbo is now stepfather to Keller, a son Courtney had from a previous marriage.

Before marrying Courtney, Jimbo was married to Courtney Candi Fisherand the two divorced in 2015. Candi, who was born Candace Leigh Coogler, is the chairwoman of the organization Kidz1stFund, which aims to raise awareness of Fanconi anemia, a rare disease that affects the bone marrow.

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Who are Jimbo Fisher’s children?

Candi attended Samford University, where she met Jimbo, who was then the quarterback of the school’s football team. The two met in 1989 and eventually married. During their relationship, the couple had two children together, Trey and Ethan. Ethan suffers from Fanconi anemia, which is why Candi began raising awareness about the disease. Trey, meanwhile, followed in his father’s footsteps and played quarterback at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Why was Jimbo Fisher fired?

Although Jimbo had a winning record as head coach at Texas A&M, athletic director Ross Bjork decided to fire him because the program was “stuck in neutral.”

“My assessment was that we were not reaching our full potential,” Ross said during a news conference. “We’re not in the championship conversation and something wasn’t quite right with our direction and the plan.”

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Jimbo’s record is just 19-15 in his last two seasons with the team, and the team has also snapped a nine-game losing streak on the road. Despite what was widely regarded as excellent recruiting, the team failed to produce the results on the field that many had hoped for.

“It just wasn’t right to give confidence to everyone in the program,” Ross said. “You have to adapt, you have to evolve. I won’t say whether he did it or not, but it didn’t work.”

Defensive coach Elijah Robinson will assume head coaching duties for the time being and the team will finish the season with him at the helm.

Olly Dawes

Olly Dawes is a Nytimas U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Olly Dawes joined Nytimas in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: ollydawes@nytimas.com.

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