A 15-year veteran on W&M’s staff, Trevor Andrews enters his second season as the Tribe’s defensive coordinator and his third year as associate head coach.
Andrews earned the recent promotions after establishing himself as one of the most accomplished defensive line coaches in the FCS ranks. During his decade-long stint leading the defensive line, he also served as the program’s recruiting coordinator.
With the promotion to defensive coordinator, Andrews became responsible for W&M’s linebackers and helped a pair of standouts – Luke Rhodes and Airek Green – earn all-conference honors last season. In total, five members of Andrews’ defensive unit garnered All-Colonial Athletic Association honors in 2014. Highlighting the impressive group was All-American defensive end Mike Reilly, who was selected as the 2014 CAA Defensive Player of the Year and signed a free agent contract with the Cleveland Browns. Joining Reilly in the professional ranks was defensive tackle Jasper Coleman, who signed a free agent deal with the Houston Texans.
During his tenure as the Tribe’s defensive line coach, Andrews mentored a pair of 2010 NFL Draft picks - defensive end Adrian Tracy (New York Giants, sixth round) and tackle Sean Lissemore (Dallas Cowboys, seventh round). Both players garnered multiple All-America honors during their careers and joined former Tribe standout Adam O'Connor as players who have earned national distinction under Andrews' tutelage. Like Tracy and Lissemore, O'Connor signed an NFL contract when he inked a free agent deal with the Minnesota Vikings in the summer of 2007. Andrews also helped develop two-time all-conference standout Marcus Hyde, who signed a free agent contract with the Washington Redskins in 2012.
Some of the Tribe’s best-ever defensive units have come during Andrew’s tenure as an assistant, as W&M ranked second nationally in scoring defense in 2009 and 2013 and sixth in 2010.
Prior to assuming his responsibilities as the defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator, Andrews worked as a defensive assistant for three seasons. Andrews assisted with the Tribe cornerbacks in 2003 and helped groom first-team all-league selection Billy Parker, who signed as a free agent with the Carolina Panthers upon graduation.
Andrews came to the College after spending the 2000 season as an assistant at Randolph-Macon College, where he worked as the secondary coach and special teams coordinator.
As a three-year letterwinner at defensive back for the University of Dayton, Andrews was a member of three conference championship teams with the Flyers and played on Dayton's undefeated 1996 squad (11-0).
After earning his B.S. in physical education from Dayton in 1998, Andrews accepted a graduate position at Illinois Wesleyan University and coached the secondary while working towards his graduate degree in athletic administration.
Andrews and his wife, Danielle, reside in Williamsburg with their 3-year-old son, James, and their 1-year-old daughter, Sophia.
Andrews recruits the Virginia Peninsula, Washington, D.C., Maryland (Frederick, Carroll, Montgomery, Howard), Northeast New Jersey (and Monmouth & Ocean County), Indiana, Connecticut and Rhode Island.