Andy Landers

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Andy Landers
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Sport(s) Women's college basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team University of Georgia
Biographical details
Born (1952-10-08) October 8, 1952 (age 61)
Maryville, TN
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1975–1979
1979–current
Roane State
Georgia
Head coaching record
Overall 789–246
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Seven-Time SEC Champions
(1983, 1984, 1986, 1991, 1996, 1997, 2000)
4-Time SEC Tournament Champions
(1983, 1984, 1986, 2001)
Awards
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (2007)
Three-Time SEC Coach of the Year (1984, 1986, 1996)
Four-Time NCAA Coach of the Year (1986, 1987, 1996, 2000)

Andy Landers (born October 8, 1952, in Maryville, Tennessee) is the longtime head coach of the University of Georgia Lady Bulldogs basketball team. He married the former Pam McClellan in 1981 and has two children, Andrea Lauren and Drew Joseph.

Following the 2007–08 season, Landers had compiled an overall record of 789–246 (.762) and a record of 707–225 (.760) at Georgia.

Landers graduated from Friendsville (Tenn.) High School in 1970, then attended and graduated from Tennessee Technological University in 1974 with a degree in Physical Education.

In 1975, Landers began his coaching career at Roane State Community College, compiling an 82–21 record over four seasons before Vince Dooley made the 26-year-old his first hire as athletic director at Georgia.

The Lady Bulldog program Landers inherited had compiled a 37–85 record in its first six seasons and had virtually no budget. However, in his first season, Landers led the Lady Bulldogs to a 16–12 record, and by his fourth year in Athens, he had taken them to their first of five NCAA Final Fours. By 1985, the Lady Dogs were in the National Championship game.

Since arriving at UGA, Landers has been named National Coach of the Year four times and SEC Coach of the Year three times, and has led the Lady Dogs to 23 NCAA Tournaments, five Final Fours, seven SEC regular-season titles, four SEC tournament championships, and 21 twenty-win seasons. He has coached two Olympians (who have won a combined six Gold Medals) and 11 Kodak All-Americans. Landers was awarded the US Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Coach of the Year award in 2000.[1]

Today, his average of 24.4 wins per season ranks fourth among all active Division I women's basketball head coaches, as do his 789 total victories. Of the fourteen Division I women's basketball head coaches to reach 600 wins, Landers made it the fifth-quickest, surpassing the mark after only 784 games. Landers is a member of the ninth group of inductees (the class of 2007) in the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.[2]

On February 24, 2013, Landers got career win 900 with the UGA Lady Dawgs 73–54 win at Ole Miss.

Records Year-By-Year[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Roane State () (1975–1979)
1975–1976 Roane State 13–9
1976–1977 Roane State 23–3
1977–1978 Roane State 21–4
1978–1979 Roane State 25–5


Roane State: 81–21 (.796)
Georgia (Southeastern Conference) (1979–present)
1979–1980 Georgia 16–12 GAIAW Tournament First Round
1980–1981 Georgia 27–10 NWIT Champions
1981–1982 Georgia 21–9 4–3 NCAA First Round
1982–1983 Georgia 27–7 4–4 3rd(East) NCAA Final Four
1983–1984 Georgia 30–3 8–1 T-1st(East) NCAA Elite 8
1984–1985 Georgia 29–5 7–1 1st (East) NCAA Runner-Up
1985–1986 Georgia 30–2 9–0 1st NCAA Sweet 16
1986–1987 Georgia 27–5 7–2 T-2nd NCAA Sweet 16
1987–1988 Georgia 21–10 5–4 T-4th NCAA Sweet 16
1988–1989 Georgia 23–7 6–3 3rd NCAA Second Round
1989–1990 Georgia 25–5 6–3 4th NCAA Second Round
1990–1991 Georgia 28–4 9–0 1st NCAA Elite 8
1991–1992 Georgia 19–11 6–5 T-4th
1992–1993 Georgia 21–13 4–7 T-8th NCAA Second Round
1993–1994 Georgia 17–11 5–6 T-7th
1994–1995 Georgia 28–5 8–3 T-2nd NCAA Final Four
1995–1996 Georgia 28–5 10–1 1st NCAA Runner-Up
1996–1997 Georgia 25–6 11–1 1st NCAA Elite 8
1997–1998 Georgia 17–11 8–6 5th NCAA First Round
1998–1999 Georgia 27–7 9–5 3rd NCAA Final Four
1999–2000 Georgia 32–4 13–1 T-1st NCAA Elite 8
2000–2001 Georgia 27–6 11–3 T-2nd NCAA Second Round
2001–2002 Georgia 19–11 6–8 8th NCAA First Round
2002–2003 Georgia 21–10 10–4 T-3rd NCAA Sweet 16
2003–2004 Georgia 25–10 8–6 T-4th NCAA Elite 8
2004–2005 Georgia 24–10 9–5 4th NCAA Sweet 16
2005–2006 Georgia 23–9 10–4 3rd NCAA Sweet 16
2006–2007 Georgia 27–7 11–3 2nd NCAA Sweet 16
2007–2008 Georgia 23–10 8–6 T-4th NCAA Second Round
2008–2009 Georgia 18–14 7–7 7th NCAA First Round
2009–2010 Georgia 25–9 9–7 3rd (East) NCAA Sweet 16
2010–2011 Georgia 23–11 10–6 3rd NCAA Sweet 16
2011–2012 Georgia 22–9 11–5 3rd NCAA First Round
2012–2013 Georgia 28–7 11–4 3rd NCAA Elite Eight
2013–2014 Georgia 19–10 7–9 9th
Georgia: 842–285 (.747) 267–134 (.666)
Total: 905–29 (.754)

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "USBWA WOMEN'S HONORS". USBWA. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "WBHOF Inductees". WBHOF. Retrieved 2009-08-01.