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Andrea "Andy" BloodworthAssistant Coach
College: Calvin ('98)
Start Date: 5/29/2007
Andrea "Andy" Bloodworth begins her eighth year as an assistant on the Liberty women's basketball coaching staff. Her responsibilities with the Lady Flames include recruiting, development of the team's perimeter players, scouting and assisting with the organization of summer basketball camps.
Liberty has claimed Big South titles during five of Bloodworth's first seven seasons on Liberty Mountain, tallying a 172-57 record in the process.
"It has been a privilege to be a member of the Lady Flames coaching staff the last seven years," stated Bloodworth. "We have a tremendous group of young women who are committed to carrying on the tradition of excellence that has been established. Coach Green is a proven winner and it's a blessing to work with such strong role models who live out their faith daily. I'm eager to face the challenges and celebrate the triumphs God has planned for us this year."
Bloodworth previously served as recruiting coordinator for the Valparaiso women's basketball team for two seasons (2005-06 and 2006-07), working with the Crusaders' perimeter players and assisting with scouting. The team went 36-24 during her two seasons as part of the coaching staff, including a 20-win season in 2006-07. Six Crusaders earned All-Mid-Continent Conference recognition during those two seasons.
Prior to her time at Valparaiso, Bloodworth worked for three years on the Gannon women's basketball coaching staff. As an assistant coach, she served as the Golden Knights' recruiting coordinator. Bloodworth also helped develop guard play, coordinated team travel arrangements and assisted with scouting. She was the staff's academic monitor and the team camp coordinator for a squad which won 37 games during her final two seasons and reached the 2005 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title game.
Bloodworth spent the 2000-01 and 2001-02 campaigns as an assistant coach and physical education instructor at Armstrong Atlantic State, under head coach Roger Hodge, himself a Liberty assistant coach from 1997-2000. She helped recruit a class of players which posted a 27-4 record in 2002-03, marking the best single-season turnaround in the NCAA that season (15 games) and qualifying for the postseason for the first time in school history.
Bloodworth's resume also contains a stint as an assistant coach for an Athletes in Action Fall Tour team which played exhibition games around the Midwest in 1999. She was additionally an assistant for the Lake Michigan Community College women's basketball team which placed sixth at the 2000 NJCAA Division II national championships.
Bloodworth got her start in college coaching as an assistant for the 1998-99 Ferris State women's basketball team. The team's head coach was her sister, Tracey Dorow, who is now the head women's basketball coach at Valparaiso.
Her father, Rick Bloodworth, retired in 2006 from a long coaching career, which included 31 years as the head girls' basketball coach at St. Joseph High School in Michigan and 19 years as the head women's basketball coach at Lake Michigan College.
Bloodworth's playing career at Calvin College included a pair of trips to the NCAA Division III regional tournament. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education from Calvin in 1998.
"Andy came to Liberty from a deep-rooted basketball family background, which includes a father and older sister who are both coaches and have had a tremendous amount of influence in shaping her love for the game," remarked head coach Carey Green. "Her energy and enthusiasm made an immediate positive impact on our program. She has established herself as an excellent role model by the caring love she has exhibited to the players."
Bloodworth became an aunt for the first time when Lainie Joy Dorow was born in February 2009 and now has a nephew, Baxter, as well. She resides in Lynchburg with her dog, Honey.