T. Andrew Coleman, M.Ed.

Mr. Andy Colemen

Assistant Professor

Liberty University
Department of Sport Management
DH 1165 N
Lynchburg, VA 24502

 (434) 592-4343

 (434) 582-3824

 tacoleman@liberty.edu

 Curriculum Vitae 


Education

M.Ed., Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.
B.S., Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.


Courses Taught

SMGT 201 History of Sport
SMGT 300 Introduction to Coaching
SMGT 304 Coaching Football
SMGT 306 Coaching Basketball
SMGT 307 Coaching Fall Sports
SMGT 308 Coaching Spring Sports
SMGT 314 Coaching Dynamics
SMGT 497 Special Topics


Educational Experience

Mr. Coleman joined the Sport Management faculty at Liberty in 2010 as an assistant professor after serving as an adjunct professor in 2009. While teaching for the department, Coleman is pursuing his Ph.D. in Sport Management Leadership at the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Ala. From 2005 to 2010, Coleman served as the Academic Coordinator for Football with Liberty’s Athletics Department. His responsibilities included monitoring the academic process of each football student-athlete, assisting with the recruiting process by evaluating high school transcripts, coordinating on-campus visits and the admissions process for all potential freshmen and transfer football student-athletes. While Coleman worked with the Flames’ football support staff, Liberty’s football team posted one of its strongest team GPA in recorded Liberty Athletics history, while the squad’s APR score continued to improve for three straight years. 

Coleman is a licensed teacher in the state of Virginia. Prior to teaching on the collegiate level, Coleman served as a middle school coordinator at the Presbyterian Home and Family Services where he was responsible for teaching, career planning and overall development of students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. Before his time with the Presbyterian Home and Family Services, Coleman served as a Special Education teacher at Rustburg High School from 2002-2004, Amherst High School from 2001-2002, Heritage High School from 2000-2001, Appomattox High School from 1997-2000 and Rivermont School from 1996-1997. As a Special Education teacher, Coleman prepared and implemented lesson plans for several grade levels in the areas of life services, physical services, civics, geography and life skills.

Colemen's research interests include leadership in sport, coaching and politics in sport. 


Sport Industry Experience

While working as the Academic Coordinator for the Liberty football team, Coleman served as a liaison between the football program and the academic campus and also aided in daily operations in the football office. During the time Coleman has been with the football team, the team made Big South Champions in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Coaching is Coleman’s passion. Coleman currently serves on the varsity coaching staff for the Liberty Christian Academy football team. He assisted the team in earning the State Championship in both 2004 and 2005. While teaching Special Education, prior to moving to the Liberty Athletics Department, Coleman served as the junior varsity and varsity football coach for Rustburg High School, the varsity football coach at Amherst High School where he led the team to win the State Championship in 1995 and as the football defensive coordinator, assistant baseball coach, and middle school basketball coach at Appomattox High School. Coleman works to be a positive influence in the lives of young men whether on or off the field. 


Personal

Coleman is a graduate of Liberty, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and criminal justice in 1995, while receiving his teaching certification and special education endorsement from Longwood and Lynchburg College. He completed his Master of Education degree from Liberty in May 2009, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Sport Management. 

Coleman served in the United States Army from 1992-1995 and is still an active member of the United States National Guard. He currently resides in Lynchburg with his wife, Jennifer, and their children, Landry, Reagan and Evan. His passions include his faith, his family and coaching football. He enjoys politics and law as well as spending time with family and friends. Coleman is passionate about training godly and equipped coaches and professionals in the sport industry. 

Personal Statement and Favorite Scripture Verses

"Whatever you choose to do in life do it with all the passion, enthusiasm and joy as a five year old child playing with toys."  

“To the students: I am looking forward to sharing with each of you the joys of coaching and the desire I have to share my experiences with each of you. Coaching is a unique calling that will allow you to give freely of yourself to others who are seeking guidance, direction love and fellowship that is offered in sport.”

Favorite Scripture Verse:

  • "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart" (Jeremiah 29:11-13).