Mickey Andrews (born May 20, 1942) is an American football coach. He is the special assistant to head football coach Willie Taggart at Florida State University. Andrews served as the head football coach at Livingston University—now known as the University of West Alabama from 1970 to 1972 and at the University of North Alabama from 1973 to 1976. Andrews was the defensive coordinator at Florida State for 26 seasons, from 1984 to 2009, under head coach Bobby Bowden.
|Born||May 20, 1942|
|Position(s)||Wide receiver, defensive back|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1965–1966||Erwin HS (AL)|
|1966–1967||Eastern Kentucky (off. backs)|
|1983||Arizona Wranglers (DC)|
|1984–2001||Florida State (DC)|
|2002–2009||Florida State (assoc. HC / DC)|
|2018||Florida State (special assistant)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||2–0 (NAIA D-I playoffs)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|1 NAIA Division I (1971)|
|Broyles Award (1996)|
GSC Coach of The Year (1971)
At the University of Alabama, Andrews earned second-team All-America honors as a wide receiver and defensive back. Andrews was also on two Alabama national championship teams (1961 and 1964) and played in three New Year's Day bowl games.
In college baseball, Andrews was an All-SEC choice. In 1964, he received the Hugo Friedman Award as Alabama's best all-around athlete.
Under Andrews, Florida State became the top producer of All-America and National Football League caliber cornerbacks in the nation. Andrews coached two Jim Thorpe Award winners and had an All-American cornerback for eight straight years, from 1987 to 1994. He had one consensus All-America selection in 2000. Seven of Andrews' defensive teams were among the top five nationally against the run since 1994. His 1998 defensive unit ranked No. 1 nationally in total defense and pass defense. On November 3, 2009, Andrews announced that he would retire as defensive coordinator after 26 seasons at Florida State. Andrews retired, along with Bobby Bowden, at the end of the 2009 season and coached his final game in Florida State's victory over West Virginia on January 1, 2010, in the Gator Bowl. He stayed on the university payroll until February 10, 2010, the anniversary date of his hiring by Bowden. On August 3, 2018 he was hired as special assistant to Willie Taggart, the head football coach at Florida State University.
Andrews was married to Diane, who died in 2012 of complications from stomach cancer. The couple had two children: Ronald David (Ronnie), who died in 2007, father of three children, and Shannon Nicole (now Stallworth) who has two children. Andrews still lives in Tallahassee.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Livingston Tigers (Mid-South Athletic Conference / Gulf South Conference) (1970–1972)|
|1971||Livingston||11–1||W NAIA Division I Championship|
|North Alabama Lions (Gulf South Conference) (1973–1976)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|