Following an extensive national search, Gary Andrews has been named head coach of the Women’s Basketball program at Roberts Wesleyan College.
“We are blessed and excited that Gary has accepted the position,” said Athletic Director Bob Segave. “Roberts Wesleyan is getting a tremendous leader and highly successful individual to lead our program to even greater success. ”
Andrews comes to Roberts Wesleyan after spending the last 13 seasons at St. Francis (Ind.), his alma mater, where he compiled 322 wins which includes an undefeated season and NAIA Division II title in 2013-14. Compiling a .693 winning percentage, Andrews guided the Cougars to a pair of NAIA Final Four appearances while qualifying for the NAIA Division II tournament nine times.
At the conference level, St. Francis won the Crossroads League regular season championship five times while winning the tournament championship as many times during his tenure. Prior to St. Francis, Andrews served as head coach at Bishop Luers H.S. in Fort Wayne, Ind. from 1992-2001, racking up three-straight Indiana Class 2A State championships.
A member of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, Andrews was named the NAIA Division II Coach of the Year after the 2013-14 season and named the Crossroads League Coach of the Year on two occasions.
“Gary’s track record is second-to-none in the country,” said Segave. “He is a great addition to our Department and College.”
Andrews becomes just the seventh head coach of a program that finished the 2014-15 season with a 20-7 overall record while finishing No. 10 in the final NCAA Division II East Region rankings. He also inherits a squad that is returning four starters that finished tied for second in the East Coast Conference standings.
Andrews played high school basketball at Bellmont H.S. in Decatur, Ind. where he helped the Braves to two consecutive conference titles and a regional runner-up finish to eventual state champion Marion his junior season (1984-85). He also played one year of basketball at Judson University in Elgin, Ill.
After graduating from the University of St. Francis in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education, Andrews earned a master’s degree in School Administration in 2001 from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.
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