D.C. Divas Introduce Alison Fischer as New Head Coach
By Rich Daniel
October 15, 2011 – Alison Fischer has been hired as the new head coach of the D.C. Divas, becoming the fourth head coach in franchise history. Off the field, Coach Fischer is a civil engineer and heads a group maintaining the runways at Dulles Airport.
Fischer brings a wealth of football experience to the position. She was a 35-year-old rookie on the original Divas team in 2001, but she still put together a ten-year career as a defensive back for the Divas from 2001-2009 and 2011. Fischer was elected as team captain by her teammates in 2002, 2007, and 2011, and she was named a second team All-American in 2009.
Owner Paul Hamlin commented, “I’m proud that the Divas will be one of the few teams in all of women’s football with a female head coach. Again the Divas are leading the way in women’s football.”
Coach Fischer immediately announced her first coaching hire, naming Eric Evans as the Divas’ new offensive coordinator. Coach Evans joined the Divas as the team’s quarterbacks coach in 2009 and coached the quarterbacks and wide receivers this past season. Evans played quarterback for Morgan State University.