JIM ANDREWS (Deceased)
Inducted: July 31, 1993 in Nappanee, IN (Posthumously)
Date of Birth: January 4, 1948 in Goshen, IN
High School Attended: Northwood, Nappanee Graduated: 1965
High School Honors: Team captain 1963, 1964; All-Conference 1963, 1964; Outstanding Senior Athlete 1965.
College Attended: Manchester College Graduated: 1968
College Honors: Honored by Hoosier College Conference 1966 and 1968; NAIA All-District 21 Player 1966, 1967, 1968; named one of the Outstanding College Athletes of America 1968.
Coaching Experience: Coached one year at Elkhart, IN, at Pierre Morgan Jr. HS; assistant coach at Nappanee Northwood HS two years, then head coach 1972-1992, with a record of 150-67; also served as head track coach 1971-1981.
Coach Honors: Won 6 Sectionals, 3 Regionals, 2 Semi-States, and had 2 runner-up titles; 5-time Northern Lakes Conference Champions; 7-time District 2 Coach of the Year; served on Indiana North All-Stars coaching staff 1981 and 1987.
Outstanding Players Coached: Phil Eskew Award winners - Phil Wilson, 1986, and Kevin Mullet, 1980; All-Stars Todd Sheets 1976, Mark Alfano 1981, Tim Weaver 1982, Scott Crist 1986, Ken Helmuth 1987, Chon Schrock 1988, and Mike Conrad 1992.
Special Recognition: Co-founded NHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes; served as a Sunday school teacher and Little League coach; Manchester Alumni Coach of the Year 1987; Northwood football field renamed Andrews Field after his death; Nappanee Chamber of Commerce honors an annual recipient with the Jim Andrews "Educator of the Year" Award; Elkhart Truth awards an annual achievement award in his honor; Bremen High School established the Coach Jim Andrews Memorial Plaque traveling trophy given to winner of Northwood-Bremen game each year.
Family: Wife, Sheri; children, Trevor, Nate, and Kelli.
Coach Andrews passed away March 8, 1992.