|Position:||Associate Head Men's Lacrosse Coach|
|Phone:||203-254-4000 ext. 3352|
The 2017 season is the eighth for Andy Whitley with the Fairfield men's lacrosse team. He was named the Associate Head Coach following the 2015 campaign.
Whitley came to Fairfield prior to the 2010 season in a volunteer coaching role and became a full-time member of Andy Copelan’s staff beginning in the 2013 campaign. His on-field responsibilities include working with Fairfield’s goalkeepers and faceoff specialists. Whitley is also heavily involved in the program’s recruiting efforts and the day-to-day operations of the men’s lacrosse office.
Under Whitley’s tutelage, faceoff specialist Will Fox was named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year in 2015 and Second Team All-CAA in 2016. Fox’s predecessor at the ‘X’, Michael Roe, graduated ranked among Fairfield’s all-time leaders in every major faceoff category.
Whitley also worked with goalkeeper Tyler Behring, a two-time All-CAA honoree in the cage. He previously mentored ECAC Goalkeepers of the Year Jack Murphy ’15 and Charlie Cipriano ’12, both of whom are currently playing professionally in Major League Lacrosse.
Whitley came to Fairfield from Yale University, where he spent three seasons coaching the Bulldogs’ goalkeepers and defensemen. Whitley, who began coaching at the collegiate level in 1997 as the defensive coordinator at Wesleyan University, has also coached scholastically at The Hopkins School in New Haven.
As a student-athlete, Whitley earned a pair of varsity letters at Franklin & Marshall College. The two-time All-Centennial Conference goalkeeper guided the Diplomats to an NCAA postseason berth in 1995. He graduated from Franklin & Marshall in 1996 ranked among the program’s all-time leaders in saves and save percentage. Whitley began his collegiate career at Alfred University and made two NCAA postseason trips with the Saxons.
Whitley currently resides in Fairfield with his wife, Marie Muhvic, who also works at the University as an Associate Director of Athletics and the Director of Development for Athletics and Recreation.