November 12, 2020

Episode 42

On this episode, Andy Kelley. Andy is the Men’s and Women’s Head Golf Coach at Baker University in Baldwin, KS. Although he took the game up a little later in life, Andy had a great career in high school and play collegiately at Baker University. His desire to coach and inspire goes beyond the golf course, Andy is also the Assistant Basketball coach for the Women’s Basketball team at Baker University. Please welcome to the show Andy Kelley.

Baker University

At each of the four schools—College of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing, School of Professional and Graduate Studies, and School of Education—faculty provide creative learning experiences while challenging students to analyze issues with depth and clarity.

Students fully engage in their education and connect with peers, faculty, and staff. Small class sizes and extensive interaction with instructors and fellow students promote a community of belonging and connections that last a lifetime. We embrace diversity of community, thought, and expression. From this foundation, Baker students and alumni are able to address the civic, social, health, and environmental needs of our global community.

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Andy Kelley

On July 1, 2018, Andy Kelley became the Baker University head men’s and women’s golf coach.

Kelley, a 2014 Baker graduate, played four years for the Baker golf team from 2010-2014 and was a three-time All-Heart selection.

He was a team captain in 2013 and 2014 and helped lead the Wildcats to back-to-back Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament Runner-Up finishes.

The Wildcats won five-straight tournaments his senior season and he finished individually in the Top 5 in over 15 tournaments in his four-years with the program.

This past 2017-18 golf season, Kelley served as assistant golf coach alongside coach Exon.

Kelley also served an integral role in the success of the BU women’s basketball program from 2014-17, as he served as a graduate assistant under head coach Ben Lister for two seasons and then in his final season as an assistant coach.

The Wildcats had unprecedented success in those three seasons, as they posted a 79-24 record with two trips to the NAIA National Quarterfinals and the programs first-ever appearance in the NAIA National Championship game in 2016.

Baker was honored with several individual awards as well on the hardwood, including four NAIA All-Americans, 10 Heart All-Conference award winners, as well as Heart Defensive Player of the Year and Heart Player of the Year.

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