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Big Green Donor of the Week: Steve Fischer

Steve Fischer

Aug 19, 2013

If you ask Steve Fischer to describe how he feels in one word, it would be: "Excited!"

Why is he so excited? It's because we are only a day or two away from the grand opening of the Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex.

Steve grew up in Barboursville, where he was a standout soccer player and became Marshall's first in-state signee. Fischer played center midfield for Coach Jack DeFazio from 1983-87, and became a three time All-Southern Conference player. He graduated in 1988, earning his degree in business management with a minor in economics.

Steve now lives in St. Louis, where he owns a home health company. Steve and his wife, Helen, have three children; Hayden, 10; and twins Emma and Reagan, 7. Along with his business in St. Louis, he also owns retail businesses in New Hampshire.

Steve has taken a very active role in assisting Herd men's Coach Bob Gray in recruiting former soccer players back for the Aug. 23 grand opening of the soccer complex.

"Steve was not only a great player but is a shining example of what being a former athlete is all about," gray said. "When we were planning this reunion, Steve called and asked how he could help. I told him to get involved with the Vision Campaign and he did. He also has stepped up and bought all the jerseys for the alumni game!"

The Big Green would like to thank Steve for his commitment to the MU soccer program and for making the Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex a reality with his gift to the Vision Campaign. Along with many others like him, Marshall supporters are making a difference by helping us create facilities that were once only a dream ... but now a reality!

Favorite Marshall Moment: "Playing alongside and graduating from Marshall with my brother, Scott Fischer."

Favorite Marshall Player: "Scott Jackson. We played together for three years and he was our starting sweeper back. Scott wasn't one of the greatest athletes, but he was an absolute master of the game."

Why he gives to the Big Green: "Because Marshall and the town of Huntington were -- and still are -- very good to me and my family."