Andy Newman has advanced rapidly through the collegiate basketball coaching ranks and in his tenth season in a full-time position has progressed to the post of interim head coach for 2012-13 at Cal State Fullerton.
Newman served the past five seasons as associate head coach and nine seasons overall for Bob Burton and the Titans, who have gone 155-122 (.560) during Newman's tenure. Both had worked under Coach Ray Lopes at Fresno State during the 2002-03 season (20-8), Burton as an assistant coach and Newman as basketball operations manager.
At Fullerton, Newman has handled individual skill development, on-the-floor coaching and offensive play calling, recruiting, game strategy and opponent preparation
At Fresno State, Newman was involved in game management, film breakdown, housing coordination, fundraising, travel, financial aid, summer camps and was the team's academic advisor. He also organized team scheduling, assisted in recruiting and even taught a 3-unit theory class for the kinesiology department.
Newman previously assisted Burton for two years at West Valley College in Saratoga. There he was the recruiting coordinator, offensive coach and was in charge of perimeter skill development. He also worked one year at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa where he performed similar duties.
Newman graduated from Azusa Pacific in 1998 with a degree in business administration after playing one very successful season for the Cougars, who went 34-5 and advanced to the NAIA Final Four. Newman played previously at Southern Utah and West Valley.
At Southern Utah he led the team in minutes played at 36.1 per game. At West Valley his teams went 65-6 with a pair of conference championships and state championship game appearances. He was selected to the all-tournament team at the 1996 state championships.
Newman was married in June of 2011. His wife, Kellie, is a former all-conference women's soccer player for the Titans and currently the assistant athletics director for marketing at Cal State Fullerton.