Mickey Andrews

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Mickey Andrews
Biographical details
Born (1942-05-20) May 20, 1942 (age 77)
Daleville, Alabama
Playing career
1961–1964Alabama
Position(s)Wide receiver, defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1965–1966Erwin HS (AL)
1966–1967Eastern Kentucky (off. backs)
1967–1969Livingston (assistant)
1970–1972Livingston
1973–1976North Alabama
1977–1980Clemson (DC)
1981–1982Florida (assistant)
1983Arizona Wranglers (DC)
1984–2001Florida State (DC)
2002–2009Florida State (assoc. HC / DC)
2018–presentFlorida State (special assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall44–27–1 (college)
Tournaments2–0 (NAIA D-I playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 NAIA Division I (1971)
Awards
Broyles Award (1996)
GSC Coach of The Year (1971)

Mickey Andrews (born May 20, 1942) is an American football coach. He is the special assistant to head football coach Willie Taggart at Florida State University. Andrews served as the head football coach at Livingston University—now known as the University of West Alabama from 1970 to 1972 and at the University of North Alabama from 1973 to 1976. Andrews was the defensive coordinator at Florida State for 26 seasons, from 1984 to 2009, under head coach Bobby Bowden.

College[edit]

At the University of 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.

Career[edit]

Under Andrews, Florida State became the top producer of All-America and National Football League caliber cornerbacks in the nation. Andrews coached two Jim Thorpe Award winners and had an All-American cornerback for eight straight years, from 1987 to 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 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 Bowden. On August 3, 2018 he was hired as special assistant to Willie Taggart, the head football coach at Florida State University.

Personal[edit]

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.

Accolades[edit]

  • 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 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]

College[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Livingston Tigers (Mid-South Athletic Conference / Gulf South Conference) (1970–1972)
1970 Livingston 4–5
1971 Livingston 11–1 W NAIA Division I Championship
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 or championship game berth

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