Andy Fitzgerald Named Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach

University School of Milwaukee has announced that Andy Fitzgerald has been named the school’s varsity boys’ basketball coach. Fitzgerald will also fill the role of athletics operations coordinator. He replaces Ivan Guzman, who was recently named USM’s assistant athletic director. This enables Fitzgerald to be involved in all aspects of athletics, as well as basketball.

Most recently, Fitzgerald served for one year as a special volunteer assistant coach for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men’s basketball team under head coach Pat Baldwin. He also served as a recruiter, advisor, and administrator in UWM’s Lubar School of Business.  

Previous to his time at UWM, Fitzgerald served as the head coach at College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois, which competes in the Skyway Conference of the Division II level of the NCAA. While there, he led the team to its highest national ranking in school history and increased the previous year’s win total by 10, as well as doubling the team’s conference wins.  He handled all aspects of team operation including budgeting, scheduling, recruiting, and management of assistant coaches. 

His coaching resume also includes stops as an assistant coach at NCAA Division II and III colleges Bryant & Stratton College, Lake Forest College, UW-Parkside, and Edgewood College. While at these schools, he also served roles from academic advisor to an assistant professor of sport management. He received recognition from the National Association of Basketball Coaches in 2011 as an honoree into the Coaches Honors Court. His start in basketball coaching began in 2012 as a basketball operations intern at Florida State University (FSU) where he assisted the director of basketball operations.  

During his college playing years at UW-Parkside, Fitzgerald was a First-Team Academic All Conference in each of his years from 2008 to 2011. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management from UW-Parkside, holds an MBA from Edgewood College, and a master’s in sports management from FSU. He earned two separate coaching certificates while at coaching at FSU and UW-Parkside as well.

Andy currently lives in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, with his wife Amanda and his 8-month old son, Clark. He will start on July 18, please join us in welcoming him to the Wildcat family!

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