13 Facts About Andy Lopez


Andrew Lopez was born on November 30,1953 and is a retired American college baseball coach.


Andy Lopez was most recently the head baseball coach at University of Arizona, and has served as the head baseball coach at Cal State Dominguez Hills, Pepperdine, and Florida.


Andy Lopez is one of only three coaches to lead three different programs to the College World Series and one of only two coaches, along with Augie Garrido, to win the College World Series with two different programs.


Andy Lopez has earned National Coach of the Year honors two times, and Conference Coach of the Year honors eight times.


Andy Lopez began his head coaching career at Cal State Dominguez Hills, a Division II school, in 1983 and built the program into a national championship contender.


Andy Lopez was named CCAA Coach of the Year in three consecutive seasons from 1985 to 1987.


Andy Lopez won two Southeastern Conference championships and appeared in five NCAA Tournaments and two College World Series.

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Andy Lopez averaged 39 wins per season, including a school record 50 games and a College World Series appearance in 1996.


Andy Lopez was controversial with some Gators faithful for not recruiting local players and for not extending scholarships to players that he did not recruit to the program.


Andy Lopez's tenure crested with a second College World Series appearance in 1998.


Andy Lopez is only the second coach in NCAA history to win the CWS with two different teams.


Andy Lopez announced his retirement on May 25,2015, in a press conference alongside Athletic Director Greg Byrne.


In 2022, Andy Lopez was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame.