Andy Landers

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Andy Landers
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Biographical details
Born (1952-10-08) October 8, 1952 (age 67)
Maryville, Tennessee
Alma materTennessee Tech
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1975–1979Roane State CC
1979–2015Georgia
Head coaching record
Overall866–299 (.743) (college)
82–21 (.796) (junior college)
Tournaments51–27 (NCAA)
3–0 (NWIT)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Seven-Time SEC Champions
(1983, 1984, 1986, 1991, 1996, 1997, 2000)
4-Time SEC Tournament Champions
(1983, 1984, 1986, 2001)
Awards
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (2007)
Three-Time SEC Coach of the Year (1984, 1986, 1996)
Four-Time NCAA Coach of the Year (1986, 1987, 1996, 2000)
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

Andrew Grady Landers (born October 8, 1952) is a retired American college basketball coach who was head women's basketball coach at the University of Georgia from 1979 to 2015.

Landers graduated from Friendsville (Tenn.) High School in 1970, then attended and graduated from Tennessee Technological University in 1974 with a degree in Physical Education.

In 1975, Landers began his coaching career at Roane State Community College, compiling an 82–21 record over four seasons before Vince Dooley made the 26-year-old his first hire as athletic director at Georgia.

The Lady Bulldog program Landers inherited had compiled a 37–85 record in its first six seasons and had virtually no budget. However, in his first season, Landers led the Lady Bulldogs to a 16–12 record, and by his fourth year in Athens, he had taken them to their first of five NCAA Final Fours. By 1985, the Lady Dogs were in the National Championship game.

During his career at Georgia, Landers was named National Coach of the Year four times and Southeastern Conference (SEC) Coach of the Year three times, and led the Lady Dogs to 23 NCAA Tournaments, five Final Fours, seven SEC regular-season titles, four SEC tournament championships, and 21 twenty-win seasons. He coached two Olympians (who won a combined six Gold Medals), 11 Kodak All-Americans, and 25 future Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) players.[1] Landers was awarded the US Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Coach of the Year award in 2000.[2] At the time he retired, Georgia's five Final Four appearances (all under Landers) ranked sixth among all schools.

Landers recorded his 600th career win in just 784 games, which at the time made him the fifth-quickest (out of fourteen total) NCAA Division I women's basketball head coaches to reach the mark. On February 24, 2013, Landers got his 900th career win in Georgia's 73–54 victory at Ole Miss.

Landers was a member of the ninth group of inductees (the class of 2007) in the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.[3] He is also a member of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame as the state's winningest college basketball coach at any level.[1][4]

Landers announced his decision to retire on March 16, 2015. He finished his career with 944 total wins, which ranked fifth all-time among women's college basketball coaches.[1] He was succeeded by his then-assistant coach Joni Taylor.

Since his retirement, Landers has worked for ESPN and its sister-channel SEC Network as a women's college basketball analyst.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He married the former Pam McClellan in 1981 and has two children, Andrea Lauren and Andrew Joseph.

Head coaching record[edit]

Sources:[5][6]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Roane State Raiders (Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic Association) (1975–1979)
1975–76 Roane State 13–9
1976–77 Roane State 23–3
1977–78 Roane State 21–4
1978–79 Roane State 25–5
Roane State: 82–21 (.796)
Georgia Lady Bulldogs (Southeastern Conference) (1979–present)
1979–80 Georgia 16–12 GAIAW Tournament First Round
1980–81 Georgia 27–10 NWIT Champions
1981–82 Georgia 21–9 4–3 NCAA First Round
1982–83 Georgia 27–7 4–4 3rd (East) NCAA Final Four
1983–84 Georgia 30–3 8–1 T–1st (East) NCAA Elite Eight
1984–85 Georgia 29–5 7–1 1st (East) NCAA Runner-Up
1985–86 Georgia 30–2 9–0 1st NCAA Sweet 16
1986–87 Georgia 27–5 7–2 T–2nd NCAA Sweet 16
1987–88 Georgia 21–10 5–4 T–4th NCAA Sweet 16
1988–89 Georgia 23–7 6–3 3rd NCAA Second Round
1989–90 Georgia 25–5 6–3 4th NCAA Second Round
1990–91 Georgia 28–4 9–0 1st NCAA Elite Eight
1991–92 Georgia 19–11 6–5 T–4th
1992–93 Georgia 21–13 4–7 T–8th NCAA Second Round
1993–94 Georgia 17–11 5–6 T–7th
1994–95 Georgia 28–5 8–3 T–2nd NCAA Final Four
1995–96 Georgia 28–5 10–1 1st NCAA Runner-Up
1996–97 Georgia 25–6 11–1 1st NCAA Elite Eight
1997–98 Georgia 17–11 8–6 5th NCAA First Round
1998–99 Georgia 27–7 9–5 3rd NCAA Final Four
1999–2000 Georgia 32–4 13–1 T–1st NCAA Elite Eight
2000–01 Georgia 27–6 11–3 T–2nd NCAA Second Round
2001–02 Georgia 19–11 6–8 8th NCAA First Round
2002–03 Georgia 21–10 10–4 T–3rd NCAA Sweet 16
2003–04 Georgia 25–10 8–6 T–4th NCAA Elite Eight
2004–05 Georgia 24–10 9–5 4th NCAA Sweet 16
2005–06 Georgia 23–9 10–4 3rd NCAA Sweet 16
2006–07 Georgia 27–7 11–3 2nd NCAA Sweet 16
2007–08 Georgia 23–10 8–6 T–4th NCAA Second Round
2008–09 Georgia 18–14 7–7 7th NCAA First Round
2009–10 Georgia 25–9 9–7 T–3rd NCAA Sweet 16
2010–11 Georgia 23–11 10–6 T–3rd NCAA Sweet 16
2011–12 Georgia 22–9 11–5 3rd NCAA First Round
2012–13 Georgia 28–7 11–4 3rd NCAA Elite Eight
2013–14 Georgia 20–12 7–9 9th NCAA First Round
2014–15 Georgia 19–12 6–10 T–9th
Georgia: 862–299 (.742) 273–144 (.655)
Total: 944–320 (.747)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Andy Landers - ESPN MediaZone U.S." espnmediazone.com. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  2. ^ "USBWA WOMEN'S HONORS". USBWA. Retrieved 8 May 2010.
  3. ^ "WBHOF Inductees". WBHOF. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
  4. ^ "Three inducted into Sports Hall Of Fame - UGA Today". UGA Today. 2009-03-09. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  5. ^ "Annual standings" (PDF). 2015-16 SEC Women's Basketball Media Guide. Southeastern Conference. 2015. pp. 56–59.
  6. ^ "Andy Landers". University of Georgia Athletics. March 16, 2015. Retrieved September 5, 2016.