|Previous College:||Tulane, '06|
|Graduate School:||Marshall, '09|
|Master's Degree:||Adult Technical Education|
Andrew Garcia will begin his fourth year on Carnegie Mellon
University’s men’s basketball staff after being named
full-time assistant coach in 2011. Garcia serves as the
program’s recruiting coordinator, overseeing the strength and
conditioning program and video analysis.
“I am continually impressed with Drew’s work in every facet of our program. He is an avid reader and student of the game, and therefore is always seeking appropriate new ideas for our schemes,” Coach Wingen said.
Garcia came to Carnegie Mellon from Division II Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, where he served as the men’s assistant coach last season. Prior to his stint with the Saints, he spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Marshall University.
Garcia played three seasons of basketball at Tulane University, where he led the Green Wave in assists two years. As a senior, Garcia was the team’s captain, a member of the Conference USA All-Academic Team and scored a career-high 23 points in a pivotal Conference USA game against the University of Southern Mississippi. Before attending Tulane, Garcia was a walk-on for the University of Pittsburgh’s football team in 2003.
“Coach Garcia has been a great addition to the staff. His experience as a Division I player and coach has brought a new perspective to our teaching and recruiting. He has taken the lead in revamping our defensive system and this year will shift his teaching emphasis to post player development”
The Pittsburgh native and a 2002 graduate of Central Catholic High School earned his bachelor's in history from Tulane in 2006 and completed his master's in adult technical education at Marshall University in 2009.