April 29, 1887|
Lawrence County, Illinois
|Died||February 11, 1943
|Alma mater||Vincennes University|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
William McAndrew (April 29, 1887 – February 11, 1943) was an American football and basketball coach. He was the first and fourth head football coach for the Southern Illinois Salukis in Carbondale, Illinois. He held that position for twenty-two seasons, from 1913 to 1916 and then returning from 1921 until 1938. His overall coaching record at SIU was 82 wins, 80 losses, and 20 ties. This ranks him first at SIU in terms of total wins and fifth at SIU in terms of winning percentage.  He also coached the Southern Illinois basketball team.
McAndrew Stadium on the Southern Illinois campus was named for him in 1943.
McAndrew was born in Lawrenceville, IL and served as a captain in the U.S. Army during World War I. After the war he stayed in the national guard and rose to the rank of Brigadier General. He was a coach for the Lawrenceville Township High School until taking the job at SIU. When he died he was the commanding officer of the Third Brigade of the Illinois National Guard. He died in Carbondale.
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