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Trevor Andrews promoted at William & Mary football

13-year veteran and Nappanee native had been the team's top recruiter and defensive line coach.

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 4:48 p.m.

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Trevor Andrews has a new job with the William & Mary football program.

William & Mary head football coach Jimmye Laycock announced today the promotion of Andrews to defensive coordinator and Tom Clark to special teams coordinator. Andrews will take over the team’s linebacker position after having overseen the defensive line for the past 10 years, while Clark will remain in charge of the defensive backs.

A 13-year veteran on W&M’s staff, Andrews, a Nappanee native and former NorthWood High School all-state player, was promoted to the team’s associate head coach prior to the 2013 season and has served as the program’s recruiting coordinator for the past 10 seasons. One of the most accomplished defensive line coaches in the FCS ranks, he has consistently developed elite players and helped the Tribe field some of its best defensive units in school history.

“Trevor has been outstanding in serving in a wide variety of roles since joining our staff,” Laycock said. “The move into the coordinator position is the natural next step for his career, and he has learned under some outstanding coaches in his time on campus. I think he will draw from those experiences and be an outstanding leader for our defense.”

Last October, Trevor's younger brother, Nate, was named head football coach at NorthWood, the school where their father, Jim, coached for 20 seasons.

Highlighting the list of players Andrews has mentored along the defensive line is a pair of 2010 NFL Draft picks — defensive end Adrian Tracy (New York Giants, sixth round) and tackle Sean Lissemore (Dallas Cowboys, seventh round). Additionally, he has mentored seven Tribe standouts to nine all-conference honors during the last six seasons, as All-American defensive end Mike Reilly added his name to the distinguished list last season.

Some of the Tribe’s best-ever defensive units have come during Andrew’s tenure as an assistant, as W&M ranked second nationally in scoring defense in 2009 and 2013.

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