Coach Mary Fisher, 4 athletes to enter KCHS hall of fame

WORTON — Mary  Fisher, who spent the better part of her 50-year career in education at Kent County High School — as a teacher, coach and athletic director — heads the KCHS Hall of Fame 2023 induction class.

The other honorees are athletes Dale Cooper ’86, Diona Perkins ’88, Marone Brown ’91 and Danielle Brooks ’95.

The induction ceremony, which is open to the public, is Saturday, Oct. 28 at the high school.

There will be a formal unveiling of the inductees’ plaques to be permanently displayed on the Hall of Fame Wall near the KCHS gym. The actual induction ceremony will follow.

The formal event will start at 1 p.m., to be followed by light hors d’oeuvres at about 2 p.m.

The cost is $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the door. 

For more information, contact KCHS Athletic Director Kevin Taylor at

Mary Gilbert Fisher grew up in Coleman’s Corner and graduated from Garnet High School in 1964.

With a college degree in hand in 1968, she returned  home to Kent County. She started her teaching career at what was then Chestertown Middle School, and three years later moved to the newly built consolidated Kent County High School in Worton.

At KCHS, Fisher coached volleyball for 27 years and softball for 24 years. Her  peers on the Mid-Shore selected her Coach of the Year in both sports.

She also spent 16 years as the athletic director, from 1991 to 2007. During Fisher’s tenure, KCHS added girls soccer, girls lacrosse, and  girls and boys swimming as varsity sports.

She was the first female president of the Bayside Conference, which is made up of all the public high schools on the Eastern Shore.

She was the District VII Athletic Director of the Year in 1997 and 2003.  Also in 2003 she was the Maryland Athletic Director of the Year.

In the weeks leading up to the induction ceremony, we will profile each of the other honorees. Stay tuned.   


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