Andy Whitley is in his sixth year as a member of the men's lacrosse coaching staff and his third as a full-time member of the staff, having served as a volunteer for his first three seasons. Whitley's primary responsibilities will be working with the Stags goalkeepers and face-off men, as well as playing an active role in recruiting, and handling day-to-day operations of the office.
Whitley came to Fairfield for the 2009 season, after serving as an assistant coach at Yale for three seasons, where he worked with the goalkeepers and defense. In 2012 he coached the Stags to sixth in the NCAA with a win percentage of 58.2 percent at the face-off X. Michael Roe finished the year seventh in the nation with a .608 face-off win percentage, the fifth-best in a single-season in program history. In his first season at Fairfield, 2010, Whitley coached Stephen Golmont to 10th on the program’s face-off win and face-off win percentage single-season lists.
Whitley began his coaching career in 1997 at Wesleyan as the defensive coordinator. In that time the Cardinal defeated four top-20 teams and appeared in two ECAC Tournaments. Whitley also spent three seasons as an assistant coach at The Hopkins School in New Haven, Conn.
Whitley earned a pair of varsity letters at Franklin and Marshall College, helping the squad to the schools third-ever NCAA Tournament berth in 1995. He was a two-time All-Centennial Conference selection as a goalkeeper and graduated in the top-25 in saves percentage, goals against average and career saves. Whitley played two seasons at Alfred University, advancing to the NCAA Tournament in each of those seasons. Whitley graduated from Franklin and Marshall in 1996 with a B.A. in Sociology.
Whitley was the managing partner of the private equity company, Ankeny Homes, LLC, from 2000-07. Since October 2011 he has served as co-director of Southern Combat Lacrosse, one of the premier camp and tournament organizers in the Southeast and Midwest.
Whitley currently resides in Fairfield with his wife, Marie Muhvic, who also works at Fairfield University as the Director of Development for Athletics and Recreation.