April 13, 2006
Florida State Defensive Coordinator Mickey Andrews will be one of eight individuals who will be inducted into the State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday, May 21st.
A native of Daleville, Alabama Andrews played collegiately at the University of Alabama. He earned second team All-American honors as a wide receiver and defensive back. He was also an All-SEC choice in baseball. In 1964, he received the Hugo Friedman Award as the Tide’s best all-around athlete.
He began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Erwin High School in Birmingham, Al. After one year he became the offensive backs coach at Eastern Kentucky. From 1967 to ’70 was an assistant coach at Livingston (now known as West Alabama). In ’70 he was promoted to head coach and in ’71 they won the NAIA National Championship. After leaving Livingston had coaching stints at North Alabama, Clemson, Florida and the Arizona Wranglers (USFL) before becoming the Defensive Coordinator at Florida State.
He was recognized in 1996 as the nation’s top assistant coach when he received the first-ever Frank Broyles award. In 2002 he was promoted to Associate Head Coach. His defensive unit has been rated in the top five nationally seven of the last 12 seasons. He has been involved in five national championships (two as a player at Alabama ’61 and ’64, as head coach at Livingston ’71 and two at Florida State ’93 and ’99).
Others to be inducted with Andrews are Joe Ciampi (basketball), Jim Davenport (baseball), Tim Flock (NASCAR), Mia Hamm (soccer), Lionel James (football), Buddy McClinton (football), and Bob Veale (baseball). The Distinguished Alabama Sportsman is Michael Stephens.
To order tickets for the May 21 induction banquet at the Birmingham Ballroom at the Birmingham Sheraton Hotel call the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame at 205-323-6665.