Mickey Andrews

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Mickey Andrews
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1942-05-20) May 20, 1942 (age 73)
Daleville, Alabama
Playing career
1961–64 University of Alabama
Position(s) WR DB
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Florida State (Assoc. H.C.)
Florida State (DC)
Arizona Wranglers (DC)
Florida (Asst.)
Clemson (DC)
North Alabama
West Alabama
West Alabama (Asst.)
E. Kentucky (Off. backs)
Erwin H.S.
Head coaching record
Overall 44–27–1

Mickey Andrews (born May 20, 1942) is an American college football coach. He was the associate head coach and defensive coordinator at Florida State University beginning his career in 1984. Andrews retired, along with Bobby Bowden, at the end of the 2009 season and coached his final game in Florida State's victory over West Virginia on January 1, 2010, in the Gator Bowl. He stayed on the university payroll until February 10, 2010, the anniversary date of his hiring by coach Bobby Bowden.


At Alabama, Andrews earned second team All-America honors as a wide receiver and defensive back. Andrews was also on two Alabama national championship teams (1961 and 1964) and played in three New Year's Day bowl games.

In college baseball, Andrews was an All-SEC choice. In 1964, he received the Hugo Friedman Award as Alabama's best all-around athlete.


Under Andrews, Florida State became the top producer of All-America and NFL caliber cornerbacks in the nation. Andrews has coached two Jim Thorpe Award winners and had an All-American cornerback for 8 straight years from 1987-1994. He had one consensus All-America selection in 2000. Seven of Andrews' defensive teams were among the top five nationally against the run since 1994. His 1998 defensive unit ranked No. 1 nationally in total defense and pass defense. On November 3, 2009, Andrews announced that he would retire as Defensive Coordinator after 26 seasons at Florida State.


Andrews was married to Diane, who died in 2012 of complications from stomach cancer. The couple had two children: Ronald David (Ronnie), who died in 2007, father of three children, and Shannon Nicole (now Stallworth) who has two children. Andrews still lives in Tallahassee.


  • 1971 NAIA National Championship at University of West Alabama
  • 1994 University of West Alabama Hall of Fame
  • 1996 Athlon Magazine's Assistant Coach of the Year
  • 1996 Frank Broyles Award as the nation's top assistant coach
  • 1998 American Football Coach's Magazine's Defensive Coordinator of the Year

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Livingston Tigers (Mid-South Athletic Conference) (1970–1971)
1970 Livingston 4–5
1971 Livingston 11–1 W NAIA Championship
Livingston Tigers (Gulf South Conference) (1972)
1972 Livingston 11–1 5–1 T–1st
Livingston: 26–6
North Alabama Lions (Gulf South Conference) (1973–1976)
1973 North Alabama 4–6 3–6 9th
1974 North Alabama 4–6 4–4 T–5th
1975 North Alabama 6–4 4–4 6th
1976 North Alabama 4–5–1 3–4–1 6th
North Alabama: 18–21–1 14–18–1
Total: 44–27–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

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