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Very little turnover for Andrews coaching staff

By C.R. Cumbee

Staff Writer

Andrews—The Andrews athletic department has been on the rise over the past couple of years.  Most teams have competed for region championships and earned playoff berths, and the softball team even captured a state title this past spring.

Athletic director Roland Clemons, who also heads up the baseball program, has been pleased with the progress all the Yellow Jacket coaches have made recently and looks forward to the potential success for the upcoming academic year.

“I’m very excited.  I think we’ve got good, quality people on the staff and I’m excited about this year,” Clemons said.  “We seemed to have turned that corner.  All the coaches work together as one and have each other’s backs.  They all pull together.  The athletic department is doing a golf tournament in August and we’re all excited about that.”

Scott Durham returns as the school’s football coach and will be the co-athletic director.  Shane Maglich and Ron Terry will continue to run the boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams, respectively, and Tobey McBride is the new volleyball coach.

In the winter, Shirley Collins is back after helping turn around the girls’ basketball team.  Her counterpart is still yet to be determined, as boys’ basketball coach Kevin Branham stepped away to take a new role as an assistant principal at Andrews.

Mary Ellen Morris (softball), Walt Poston (golf), Tyrone Washington (boys’ track), and April Maglich (girls’ soccer) are back as well.  Terry (girls’ track) and Shane Maglich (boys’ soccer) are the other spring sports coaches.

“In the past, we’ve had some turnover in the coaching staff but I think we’re more stable now.  That was probably the biggest hurdle we had.  The only long-term coach we had moving on was Kevin, and he’s not going anywhere.  He was promoted to assistant principal.  We’re now at a point that I like as a coaching staff,” Clemons said.

Overall, Andrews is on an upward trajectory as the coaches, players and community have come together to support one another.

“I believe everybody has something invested in this community.  We all like the school and the leadership we have right now,” Clemons said.


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