Head Coach Andrew Sachs
Office Phone: 304-829-7269
Andrew Sachs has completed fifth year as the head coach of the Bison men's tennis program.
Last season, the Bison notched six wins and registered sweeps against both Mount Aloysius and Thiel. Throughout the season, the most consistent player may have been sophomore Kyle Booker, who went 7-7 in No. 4 singles action. In the conference tournament, Bethany would finish fifth with nine points. The Bison were led by Jared Roque, who finished in third place in No. 3 singles and was the top finisher since 2010. In addition, Sachs and the Bison were selected by the conference, as the Sportsmanship Award Winners.
In 2013, Sachs was able to guide the program to a 5-10 finish, including a conference victory over Thomas More on March 28. On the year Sachs coached two individuals to .500 or better records (No. 3 singles - D. Maiolo, 7-7, No. 4 singles - J. Roque, 8-7). He also helped Maiolo and James Peterson to a 9-5 record in No. 1 doubles.
After the program fell just short of a .500 record in 2011 (6-7) and went 3-4 in the PAC while taking fourth place at PAC Championships, Sachs led the Bison to their best regular season in more than 10 years in 2012. Bethany finished 6-6, which gave BC its top finish since going 8-7 in 2000.
In his first spring as the helm, Sachs helped the Bison snap a 21-match losing streak with a 6-3 triumph over Franciscan in the season opener. At PAC Championships, the #2 doubles teams of Dustin Opalka and Jay Lyonett won the first conference title by Bethany players since 2002, which helped BC finish fourth overall, their best finish since 2000.
Sachs was the head men's tennis coach at Virginia Wesleyan College from 1993-96. During that span, he guided the Marlins to the biggest one-season turnaround in school history, going from one win in 1993 to 11 victories in 1994. In his final three seasons at Virginia Wesleyan, the Marlins posted a winning record.
In 1994, Sachs coached All-American singles player Bobby Fox to his second consecutive ODAC title and a Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Division III National Tournament at the University of the Redlands in California.
Also the school's men's basketball coach, Sachs has led the Bison program to a 99-38 record in his five seasons for the highest winning percentage in College history (.723). In his five years, the Bison have earned five-consecutive post-season births, which included a trip to the ECAC Southwest Regional Championship Tournament in 2013-14. During the campaign, Bethany posted 21 wins and captured the regular season PAC title, earning hosting rights for the PAC Championship Tournament.
Sachs has coached at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels during his career. Before coming to Bethany, he was an assistant men's basketball coach at Holy Cross under Ralph Willard for five seasons and helped the Crusaders to the 2007 Patriot League Tournament Championship and an NCAA Tournament appearance.
A native of Pasadena, Md., Sachs received his Bachelor of Arts (1990) & Master’s Degree (1992) from Salisbury State (Md.) University. He resides in Bethany with his wife Paula and their children Derek (5) and Meredith (2).