Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/5/15
From Press Release and Staff Report
Cleveland State head lacrosse coach Dylan Sheridan has announced the hiring of former St. Joseph’s Prep head coach and Villanova assistant Andy German (Radnor grad) as assistant coach.
“I’m excited to announce Andy German as the first assistant coach at Cleveland State,” CSU head coach Dylan Sheridan said. “Coach German is a proven winner and a players coach. I have coached against and alongside Andy at various levels.
“His experience at Villanova, running their defense and working as their recruiting coordinator as well as working at the Division III, International & high school levels will serve CSU lacrosse well. I’m extremely fortunate to have him in the program and know that he shares my excitement to build Cleveland State into a top-flight Division I lacrosse program.”
German guided St. Joseph’s Prep to the Catholic League championship and a berth in the PIAA boys’ lacrosse championship. He mentored 11 players to the All-Catholic team, including seven who earned first team accolades.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join coach Sheridan and the CSU community,” German said. “The opportunity to build the program from the ground up is a special one and I look forward to seeing the program grow over the coming years. I have great respect for coach Sheridan and I’m honored that he believes in me and wants me to be part of this unique journey.”
German was an assistant coach at Villanova for four years (2010-14), serving as an offensive assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the first three years and the Defensive Coordinator for the final two years. In 2011, German helped the Wildcats to a No. 7 ranking as the Wildcats earned their first-ever at-large berth to the NCAA postseason tournament. The following season, he helped Villanova to new heights after the team was ranked well inside the top-20 for all 16 weeks during the regular season.
In 2013, German helped lead the Wildcats to the Big East regular season title and No. 1 overall seed for the Big East Tournament where the Wildcats fell to eventual NCAA runner-up Syracuse in the title game.
Prior to his stint at Villanova, German was the offensive and recruiting coordinator at Susquehanna for two seasons. He has also served as the assistant coach of the Thailand National Team for the last two years, coaching the team in the 2014 World Games in Denver.
German attended Division III Alfred University for two years before transferring to Villanova for the 2006 season. At Villanova, he developed into a captain and two-year starter as a midfielder. He graduated from Villanova in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.