Andrews named York College (NE) Men’s Wrestling Coach

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YORK – Jotham Andrews ’12 has been named the head coach for the men’s wrestling program at York College. YC athletic director Garrett Schwarz said, “I’m very excited to announce that Jotham Andrews will be taking over for Chad Mattox as the leader of our men’s wrestling team.”

 “I’m so excited to come back to York College and have a chance to give back a part of what I gained while there,” said Andrews. “I am so grateful for the opportunity to coach a sport that means so much to me at a place that I have felt like is home for so long.”

Andrews is no stranger to the York College wrestling program. When he decided to give college a try after working in retail for several years, he helped head coaches Greg Smith and Ramon Diaz as a student assistant for four years, as well as a volunteer coach for a couple of years later on. During his time on staff he helped coach three NAIA All-Americans: Oscar Marin, Jason Arreola (2), and Saia Lotulelei.

Coach Andrews has most recently been teaching and coaching in Eudora, Kansas. He is currently the head coach of both the middle school and high school wrestling teams. Before Kansas the family resided in Ponca City, Oklahoma, where he taught and coached as well.

Schwarz stated, “Jotham is a YC guy, and as an alum, understands the mission and the experience our institution provides. He has a passion for wrestling and young athletes. I am confident his work ethic, combined with his leadership will continue a winning culture.”

Coach Andrews will be the first to tell you that York College changed his life. He is hoping he will have the opportunity to do that while he is coaching at his alma mater. He said, “During my tenure at York College I fell in love with the campus, the church, and the town. I would say the greatest thing that I gained from my experience at York is my faith in Christ. I want to share my talents the same way those before me have, and the best way I know how is on the mat: physically, mentally, and spiritually.”

Andrews and his wife Kelley (’11) have two boys and plan to move to York after his teaching contract ends in May. Coach Andrews will begin recruiting right away for the 2022-23 school year and will visit campus to meet with the current team throughout the spring semester.

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