Washington, DC – The D.C. Divas announced today that Alison Fischer will return as their head coach for the 2015 season. It will be Fischer’s fourth season as the team’s head coach and her 14th season overall with the Divas as both a coach and a player.

Alison Fischer first joined the Divas in the team’s inaugural season in 2001, earning praise as a standout defensive back for ten seasons. She was recognized as a leader on the field by her teammates and was a three-time team captain. After her retirement, Fischer was hired in 2012 as the head coach of the D.C. Divas, becoming one of the few female head coaches in women’s football.

“I’m thrilled that Alison Fischer has agreed to continue as the head coach for the D.C. Divas,” said D.C. Divas owner Paul Hamlin. “As a former top player for the Divas, she brings skill, knowledge, and enthusiasm for women’s football that is unparalleled.”

Fischer has already experienced remarkable success as the head coach of the Divas from 2012-2014. She ranks second in team history in wins as a head coach, behind only legendary former Divas coach Ezra Cooper. In her first three seasons on the Divas’ sidelines, Coach Fischer has led the Divas to three division titles and three top-five finishes in the final women’s football national rankings.

“I am honored and humbled to continue to serve as head coach of the D.C. Divas,” Fischer said. “The 2015 season promises to be an exciting year, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of this storied franchise.”