Andrew Bates was named as Jacksonville University Head Strength and Conditioning Coach in July 2013. Bates previously served as the Director of Football Strength and Conditioning at JU since February 2012
Bates joins JU from Marshall University where he spent the previous two years as a graduate assistant. Prior to Marshall, Bates has completed internships at Michigan State University and Wayne State University. Bates will oversee strength and conditioning for all sports and directly program for football, men's basketball, men’s lacrosse, and women’s lacrosse at Jacksonville University.
A two-year letter winner in football at Grand Rapids Community College and Wayne State University, Bates served as captain in 2005 at GRCC winning the NJCAA Non-scholarship National Championship. In 2008, Bates served as captain at WSU leading the program to an 8-3 record tied for most wins in school history.
Bates is a certified strength and conditioning specialist CSCS certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and strength and conditioning coach certified SCCC through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.
He received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Wayne State University 2009 and his Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology from Marshall University 2012.
A native of Howell, MI., Andrew and his wife, Kasandra, reside in Jacksonville with their four dogs, Porscha, Ludo, Burban and Rogue.