|Sport(s)||Women's college basketball|
October 8, 1952 |
|Alma mater||Tennessee Tech|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1975–1979||Roane State CC|
|Head coaching record|
|Overall||866–299 (.743) (college)
82–21 (.796) (junior college)
|Accomplishments and honors|
|Seven-Time SEC Champions
(1983, 1984, 1986, 1991, 1996, 1997, 2000)
4-Time SEC Tournament Champions
(1983, 1984, 1986, 2001)
|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)
Andrew Grady Landers (born October 8, 1952) is a retired American college basketball coach who was head women's basketball coach at Georgia from 1979 to 2015.
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.
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.
On February 24, 2013, Landers got career win 900 with the UGA Lady Dawgs 73–54 win at Ole Miss.
Landers announced his decision to retire on March 16, 2015.
He married the former Pam McClellan in 1981 and has two children, Andrea Lauren and Drew Joseph.
Head coaching record
|Roane State Raiders (Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic Association) (1975–1979)|
|Roane State:||82–21 (.796)|
|Georgia Lady Bulldogs (Southeastern Conference) (1979–present)|
|1979–80||Georgia||16–12||GAIAW Tournament First Round|
|1981–82||Georgia||21–9||4–3||NCAA First Round|
|1982–83||Georgia||27–7||4–4||3rd (East)||NCAA Final Four|
|1983–84||Georgia||30–3||8–1||T–1st (East)||NCAA Elite Eight|
|1984–85||Georgia||29–5||7–1||1st (East)||NCAA Runner-Up|
|1985–86||Georgia||30–2||9–0||1st||NCAA Sweet 16|
|1986–87||Georgia||27–5||7–2||T–2nd||NCAA Sweet 16|
|1987–88||Georgia||21–10||5–4||T–4th||NCAA Sweet 16|
|1988–89||Georgia||23–7||6–3||3rd||NCAA Second Round|
|1989–90||Georgia||25–5||6–3||4th||NCAA Second Round|
|1990–91||Georgia||28–4||9–0||1st||NCAA Elite Eight|
|1992–93||Georgia||21–13||4–7||T–8th||NCAA Second Round|
|1994–95||Georgia||28–5||8–3||T–2nd||NCAA Final Four|
|1996–97||Georgia||25–6||11–1||1st||NCAA Elite Eight|
|1997–98||Georgia||17–11||8–6||5th||NCAA First Round|
|1998–99||Georgia||27–7||9–5||3rd||NCAA Final Four|
|1999–2000||Georgia||32–4||13–1||T–1st||NCAA Elite Eight|
|2000–01||Georgia||27–6||11–3||T–2nd||NCAA Second Round|
|2001–02||Georgia||19–11||6–8||8th||NCAA First Round|
|2002–03||Georgia||21–10||10–4||T–3rd||NCAA Sweet 16|
|2003–04||Georgia||25–10||8–6||T–4th||NCAA Elite Eight|
|2004–05||Georgia||24–10||9–5||4th||NCAA Sweet 16|
|2005–06||Georgia||23–9||10–4||3rd||NCAA Sweet 16|
|2006–07||Georgia||27–7||11–3||2nd||NCAA Sweet 16|
|2007–08||Georgia||23–10||8–6||T–4th||NCAA Second Round|
|2008–2009||Georgia||18–14||7–7||7th||NCAA First Round|
|2009–10||Georgia||25–9||9–7||T–3rd||NCAA Sweet 16|
|2010–11||Georgia||23–11||10–6||T–3rd||NCAA Sweet 16|
|2011–12||Georgia||22–9||11–5||3rd||NCAA First Round|
|2012–13||Georgia||28–7||11–4||3rd||NCAA Elite Eight|
|2013–14||Georgia||20–12||7–9||9th||NCAA First Round|
|Georgia:||862–299 (.742)||273–144 (.655)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- "USBWA WOMEN'S HONORS". USBWA. Retrieved 8 May 2010.
- "WBHOF Inductees". WBHOF. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
- "Annual standings" (PDF). 2015-16 SEC Women's Basketball Media Guide. Southeastern Conference. 2015. pp. 56–59.
- "Andy Landers". University of Georgia Athletics. March 16, 2015. Retrieved September 5, 2016.