Head Coach Andrew Sachs
Office Phone: 304-829-7269
Andrews Sachs is entering his fifth year as the head coach of the Bison men's tennis program.
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 1996, 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 65-21 record in his two seasons for the highest winning percentage in College history (.756). In his first year, Sachs led BC to a 19-9 mark and an ECAC Tournament bid. Then in 2010-11, Bethany, who finished 21-8, won the PAC championship and earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament. Last winter, the Bison set a new school-record for wins by going 25-4, won a PC-record 14th league title and earned the program's eighth bid to the NCAA 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., where he was a four-year varsity tennis player at Chesapeake High School, Sachs received his Bachelor of Arts (1990) and Master's Degree (1992) from Salisbury State (Md.) University. He and his wife Paula reside in Bethany with their son Derek (3) and daughter Meredith (born in May).