12 Facts About Andy Lopez


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

FactSnippet No. 2,095,669

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.

FactSnippet No. 2,095,670

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.

FactSnippet No. 2,095,671

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

FactSnippet No. 2,095,672

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.

FactSnippet No. 2,095,673

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

FactSnippet No. 2,095,674

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

FactSnippet No. 2,095,675

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

FactSnippet No. 2,095,676

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.

FactSnippet No. 2,095,677

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

FactSnippet No. 2,095,678

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

FactSnippet No. 2,095,679

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

FactSnippet No. 2,095,680