March 1, 2014
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Dave Andrews is in his first year as assistant director of strength and conditioning at the University of Notre Dame. He is a registered strength and conditioning coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) and certified by USA Weightlifting (USAW) as a level one sports performance coach.
Andrews spent the previous two years (2012-13) as the associate football strength and conditioning coach at the University of Illinois.
Andrews is no stranger to Irish head coach Brian Kelly and director of football strength and conditioning Paul Longo. He worked at the University of Cincinnati for four years (2008-12) as the head olympic strength and conditioning coach where he directed the strength and conditioning programs for 17 of the Bearcats' 18 sports.
Andrews was a part of the Cincinnati strength training staff for a total of eight years. He started in 2005 as an assistant strength coach where he worked with all the Bearcats' varsity teams. Andrews originally went to Cincinnati as a graduate assistant football coach in 2004 and served in that role during the `04 season.
A native of Washington Court House, Ohio, Andrews was a three-year member and eventual letterwinner on the Ohio State 2002 national championship football team. He launched his strength and conditioning coaching career with the Buckeyes in 2003, serving as a student intern on the Ohio State staff.
Andrews earned a bachelor's degree in education from Ohio State in 2004. He secured a master's degree in education from the University of Cincinnati in 2011.
Andrews and his wife, Hallie, have a daughter, Ella, and a son, Emerson.