MISHAWAKA — Bethel College athletic director Tom Visker has announced that Andrew Wodrich will become the school's 10th women’s basketball head coach.
"Woody" Wodrich accepted the position last weekend and will start the full-time position on July 10.
Wodrich is no stranger to Bethel or the Mishawaka area. The 2003 Mishawaka High School graduate joined the Bethel men’s basketball team upon graduation and played for two seasons with the Pilots.
In 2004, Wodrich began his coaching journey at the Midwest Basketball Academy, a nationally known girls’ basketball AAU program in Mishawaka.
From 2004-2007, Wodrich helped establish teams ranging from 9U-16U and in 2007 took the role as vice president and director of the Indiana Elite Girls’ Basketball Program. As the VP and director, Wodrich was part of a 2008 AAU State Championship as well as a runner-up finish in 2007 and 2009.
Wodrich moved into the world of women’s college basketball in 2010 by joining Western Michigan University in the role of director of basketball operations. A year later, Wodrich moved into an assistant coaching role for the Lady Broncos where he focused on the team’s offensive production.
In 2012, Wodrich made a move across the state to Central Michigan and joined the Chippewas and helped them to a MAC Tournament Championship and a bid to the NCAA National Tournament.
“Andrew is an excellent fit for our program," expressed Visker. “He has a great basketball mind and a passion for developing his players athletically and spiritually. His NCAA Division I coaching experience and his recruiting connections will make our strong program even stronger.”
Last season, the Lady Pilots finished seventh in the Crossroads League with a season record of 12-19.