Andy Newman has advanced rapidly through the collegiatebasketball coaching ranks and in his tenth season in a full-timeposition has progressed to the post of interim head coach for2012-13 at Cal State Fullerton.
Newman served the past five seasons as associate head coach andnine seasons overall for Bob Burton and the Titans, who have gone155-122 (.560) during Newman's tenure. Both had worked under CoachRay Lopes at Fresno State during the 2002-03 season (20-8), Burtonas an assistant coach and Newman as basketball operationsmanager.
At Fullerton, Newman has handled individual skill development,on-the-floor coaching and offensive play calling, recruiting, gamestrategy and opponent preparation
At Fresno State, Newman was involved in game management, filmbreakdown, housing coordination, fundraising, travel, financialaid, summer camps and was the team's academic advisor. He alsoorganized team scheduling, assisted in recruiting and even taught a3-unit theory class for the kinesiology department.
Newman previously assisted Burton for two years at West ValleyCollege in Saratoga. There he was the recruiting coordinator,offensive coach and was in charge of perimeter skill development.He also worked one year at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa wherehe performed similar duties.
Newman graduated from Azusa Pacific in 1998 with a degree inbusiness administration after playing one very successful seasonfor the Cougars, who went 34-5 and advanced to the NAIA Final Four.Newman played previously at Southern Utah and West Valley.
At Southern Utah he led the team in minutes played at 36.1 pergame. At West Valley his teams went 65-6 with a pair of conferencechampionships and state championship game appearances. He wasselected to the all-tournament team at the 1996 statechampionships.
Newman was married in June of 2011. His wife, Kellie, is aformer all-conference women's soccer player for the Titans andcurrently the assistant athletics director for marketing at CalState Fullerton.