Andy is in his first season on the Cubs major league coaching staff ... spent the previous two seasons as the club's minor league hitting coordinator... Has been a manager, coach or hitting coordinator in the minor leagues since 2008... Spent 2007 as the manager of the Windy City Thunderbolts in the Independent Frontier League ... went 68-28, winning the league title and setting the league record for victories... Spent two seasons as a third base coach for the Gary Railcats of the Northern League (2005-06)... Served as an assistant coach for three years (2002-05) at Middle Tennessee State University ... began his coaching career in 2001 in the same role at Olney Central Junior College... Earned his bachelors degree from Eastern Illinois, where he was an all-conference catcher ... received a masters degree from Middle Tennessee State.
Managerial and Coaching Career
Prior to joining the Cubs in 2016, Andy spent the previous seven seasons as a manager in the Marlins minor league system, including two seasons with Triple A New Orleans (2014-15)... Overall, he has a 449-467 record as a minor league manager, including winning the South Atlantic League Championship in 2011 with Single-A Greensboro... Led Single-A Jupiter to the Florida State League Championship Series in 2012... Was twice named a top managerial prospect by Baseball America. ..Managed Salt River to the Arizona Fall League Championship in 2014.