Andrew grew up playing his youth and high school hockey in Minnesota, the 'State of Hockey'. He finished 2nd in scoring in the prestigious Lake Conference his senior season at St. Louis Park, and was named All-Conference and Honorable Mention All-State in 1993. Andrew had the privilege of learning hockey from many legends of the game, and credits hockey Hall of Famer Ken Yackel and the great J.P. Parise as his most influential coaches growing up.
Andrew went on to play for the Wisconsin Capitols in the United States Hockey League (USHL). His coach there was Don Granato, who subsequently became the head coach of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program and is currently an assistant coach with the Chicago Blackhawks. Andrew then focused his attention on academics, graduating with Honors from the University of Wisconsin and attending law school at the University of Virginia. Andrew played club hockey for the University of Virginia for three seasons during law school.
Andrew worked as an attorney in New York City for a few years before moving to California. He began his coaching career with the the Los Angeles Junior Kings, achieving great success with the club from 2003-2016. Among his accomplishments, Andrew was the head coach for the 2015 Bantam AA National Championship Quarterfinalists; 2013 Squirt A State Champions; 2013 Squirt A SCAHA Champions; 2011 Mite A SCAHA Champions; 2010 Squirt A State Champions; 2010 Squirt A SCAHA Champions; and the 2008 Mite A SCAHA Champions. He was also assistant coach for the 2008 Squirt A State Champions; 2008 Squirt A SCAHA Champions; 2007 Bantam A State Champions; and the 2007 Bantam A SCAHA Champions.
Among his esteemed coaching career Andrew has also had the pleasure to play alongside USA Hockey Great Cammie Granato. In addition he spent several years coaching USA Hockey Olympic Gold Medalist Cayla Barnes. Andrew joins the Lions as the 12u level this season, we are as excited to have him as he is to join us.