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Andrew McFaddenAssistant Coach
College: Liberty ('98)
Start Date: 9/1/2006
Andrew "Pete" McFadden is a part of the Liberty track & field coaching staff for the fourth straight year. After serving in a part-time role during the 2007 season, he is working full-time with the Flames' sprinters for a third season in 2010.
Since McFadden joined the coaching staff, the Flames have won seven Big South team championships and the men's squad captured back-to-back IC4A outdoor titles (2007 & 2008).
Last season, McFadden oversaw Liberty's successful women's 4 x 100 relay quartet. The team posted the second-fastest time in program history (46.05) and capped off its year with a fourth-place finish at the ECAC meet.
He was a standout sprinter for the Flames in the mid to late 90s and still holds the Big South Championship meet record at 100 meters with his 10.32 effort in 1996. The same season, he led off for Liberty's victorious 4 x 100 meter relay squad at the IC4A Championship, helping the Flames capture the team title. The quartet ran a school-record 39.86 seconds. In total, he was a six-time All-East selection at 100 meters, 200 meters and in the 4 x 100 relay.
McFadden also excelled on the football field at Liberty. He played for the 1995 Flames who went 8-3 and were ranked 19th nationally. That season, McFadden returned two kickoffs for touchdowns and averaged a school record 37.8 yards per return. His 93-yard punt return against Delaware State is still a school record. At season's end, he was named a first-team All-American as a return specialist by both the Football Gazette and the Sports Network.
McFadden participated in the Indianapolis Colts' 1998 preseason training camp, but was released just before the team's last cut. He then spent the 1999 season with the Portland Forest Dragons of the Arena Football League.
In addition to his position on the Flames' coaching staff, he works part-time with troubled youth in Lynchburg, as a home-based therapist. He also works with an inner-city youth group at Power of God Deliverance Church in Lynchburg.