Candi Fisher - Ex-wife of Jimbo Fisher, Family and Childhood

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Candi Fisher is best known as the ex-wife of American college football coach and former player Jimbo Fisher

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Birthday1969
NationalityAmerican
FamousEx-wife of Jimbo Fisher, Miscellaneous, Family Members
City/StateAlabama
SpousesJimbo Fisher (m. 1989–2015; divorced)
SiblingsDustin Cale Coogler, Franklin Craig Coogler
Known asCandace Leigh Coogler, Candi Fisher
Childrens Ethan Fisher, Trey Fisher
Birth PlaceAuburn, Alabama
GenderFemale
FatherFranklin Coogler
MotherSuzanne Ballard
Born inAuburn, Alabama
Famous asEx-wife of Jimbo Fisher
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// Famous Ex-wife of Jimbo Fisher

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Who is Candi Fisher?

Candi Fisher is best known as the ex-wife of American college football coach and former player Jimbo Fisher. An Alabama native, she has been a lifelong football fan, and appreciated the game long before she met Jimbo. In fact, football was a way of life in her family, and she took football as a required subject while studying in high school in Alabama. She serves as the chairman of 'Kidz1stFund', a non-profit organization that she and Jimbo had created to raise awareness about and help fund research on Fanconi Anemia, a life-threatening disorder their youngest son Ethan was diagnosed with in 2010. She dominated the tabloids in recent times for her widely covered separation and subsequent divorce from her husband of 22 years. During this time, her involvement in a number of alleged extramarital affairs also made headlines.

// Famous Family Members

Rise to Stardom

Candi Fisher came to public attention following her marriage to Jimbo Fisher in 1989. However, she started to appear on news articles and photographs regularly after her then-husband became the head football coach at Florida State University following the retirement of former WVU coach Bobby Bowden, Florida State's head coach of 34 years, in January 2010. She has also remained in media coverage due to her appearances at various conferences regarding Fanconi Anemia awareness and research. After her separation from Jimbo was announced on June 11, 2015 after 22 years of marriage, there has been a renewed interest in her.

Controversies & Scandals

Candi Fisher's divorce from Jimbo was hastily finalized on December 10, 2015, following accusations from her estranged husband that she was involved in extramarital affairs. It has been speculated that Candi Fisher's alleged relationships cost her millions in alimony and also put her in a tight spot regarding the divorce negotiations. Tabloids have identified two men, former football player Taylor Jacobs and former FSU tennis star Owen Long, whose names came up during the legal proceedings. She was reportedly asked by the court to produce details of her communications with them via emails or text messages by December 9, 2010. However, that did not happen as the divorce papers were signed hours later, and she got only about $3.4 million and $4,500-a-month in child support—much less than she had originally asked for.

Personal Life

Candi Fisher was born as Candace Leigh Coogler in 1969 in Auburn, Alabama. She had two brothers, Cale and Craig. Craig died in a motorcycle accident in 2011, at the age of 37. Her parents, Franklin Coogler and Suzanne Ballard, are divorced. Both of her parents remarried; her father is married to Pam Coogler, while her mother is married to Monty Ballard. She currently lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

Candi Fisher met quarterback, Jimbo Fisher, while he was at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in 1987. That year, he was named the 'Division III National Player of the Year'. They married on July 22, 1989 and have two young children, Trey and Ethan.

Involvement in Fanconi Anemia Research

In 2010, Candi Fisher's youngest son, Ethan Fisher, was diagnosed with Fanconi Anemia, a rare, inherited blood disorder that leads to bone marrow failure and an increased risk of cancer. While life expectancy in this disease was about 35 years before, it is becoming more common for people surviving into their 40s and 50s. Ethan, who was diagnosed with the disease early, six weeks before his sixth birthday, has a better chance at proper treatment. While he has grown up to be an athletic child, he is now prohibited from playing contact sports. His parents, who are aware that he needs a breakthrough in the field of research, created 'Kidz1stFund', a non-profit organization, to raise awareness about FA, as well as to raise fund to help in the research. The couple delivered the first cheque to University of Minnesota for Fanconi Anemia research in June 2014.

The couple had decided against mentioning the term 'disease' around their children. However, the Fisher family, along with Ethan, featured in a 2012 College Game Day video titled 'Will to Fight', seeing which, Ethan's friends at school broke the news to him. He turned to his parents for answers, who told him about his 'condition' without going into the details. Even after divorce, the couple takes care of their ailing child together, often accompanying him to the hospital whenever the doctors need to runs tests on him, which usually takes days to complete.

Interestingly, Shannon O’Neil, an FSU grad student, who was writing a murder-mystery novel in which the protagonist had a child affected with FA, had reached out to Candi to request her to review her descriptions of the disease. She not only helped her on some of the paragraphs, but also wrote an introduction to the novel, 'Killer Shine'.

// Famous Miscellaneous

Candi Fisher biography timelines

  • // 1969 To 2011
    Candi Fisher was born as Candace Leigh Coogler in 1969 in Auburn, Alabama. She had two brothers, Cale and Craig. Craig died in a motorcycle accident in 2011, at the age of 37. Her parents, Franklin Coogler and Suzanne Ballard, are divorced. Both of her parents remarried; her father is married to Pam Coogler, while her mother is married to Monty Ballard. She currently lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
  • // 1987 To 22nd Jul 1989
    Candi Fisher met quarterback, Jimbo Fisher, while he was at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in 1987. That year, he was named the 'Division III National Player of the Year'. They married on July 22, 1989 and have two young children, Trey and Ethan.
  • // 2010 To Jun 2014
    In 2010, Candi Fisher's youngest son, Ethan Fisher, was diagnosed with Fanconi Anemia, a rare, inherited blood disorder that leads to bone marrow failure and an increased risk of cancer. While life expectancy in this disease was about 35 years before, it is becoming more common for people surviving into their 40s and 50s. Ethan, who was diagnosed with the disease early, six weeks before his sixth birthday, has a better chance at proper treatment. While he has grown up to be an athletic child, he is now prohibited from playing contact sports. His parents, who are aware that he needs a breakthrough in the field of research, created 'Kidz1stFund', a non-profit organization, to raise awareness about FA, as well as to raise fund to help in the research. The couple delivered the first cheque to University of Minnesota for Fanconi Anemia research in June 2014.
  • // 9th Dec 2010 To 10th Dec 2015
    Candi Fisher's divorce from Jimbo was hastily finalized on December 10, 2015, following accusations from her estranged husband that she was involved in extramarital affairs. It has been speculated that Candi Fisher's alleged relationships cost her millions in alimony and also put her in a tight spot regarding the divorce negotiations. Tabloids have identified two men, former football player Taylor Jacobs and former FSU tennis star Owen Long, whose names came up during the legal proceedings. She was reportedly asked by the court to produce details of her communications with them via emails or text messages by December 9, 2010. However, that did not happen as the divorce papers were signed hours later, and she got only about $3.4 million and $4,500-a-month in child support—much less than she had originally asked for.
  • // 2012
    The couple had decided against mentioning the term 'disease' around their children. However, the Fisher family, along with Ethan, featured in a 2012 College Game Day video titled 'Will to Fight', seeing which, Ethan's friends at school broke the news to him. He turned to his parents for answers, who told him about his 'condition' without going into the details. Even after divorce, the couple takes care of their ailing child together, often accompanying him to the hospital whenever the doctors need to runs tests on him, which usually takes days to complete.

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Candi Fisher's FAQ

  • Where is Candi Fisher's birth place?

    Candi Fisher was born in Auburn, Alabama

  • What is Candi Fisher nationalities?

    Candi Fisher's nationalities is American

  • Who is Candi Fisher spouses?

    Candi Fisher's spouses is Jimbo Fisher (m. 1989–2015; divorced)

  • Who is Candi Fisher siblings?

    Candi Fisher's siblings is Dustin Cale Coogler, Franklin Craig Coogler

  • Who is Candi Fisher childrens?

    Candi Fisher's childrens is Ethan Fisher, Trey Fisher

  • Who is Candi Fisher's father?

    Candi Fisher's father is Franklin Coogler

  • Who is Candi Fisher's mother?

    Candi Fisher's mother is Suzanne Ballard

  • How famous is Candi Fisher?

    Candi Fisher is famouse as Ex-wife of Jimbo Fisher

  • What is Candi Fisher's instagram?

    Candi Fisher's instagram is https://www.instagram.com/candifisher/