Steve Fisher’s name will live on in honorable fashion not just in San Diego, but among the entire Mountain West Conference going forward.

The conference’s top coaching honor will be named after the recently retired San Diego State head coach beginning in 2017-18. The official title for the award will be the Steve Fisher Coach of the Year.

Fisher, who coached 18 seasons for the Aztecs, is widely given credit for putting San Diego State basketball on the national map.