June 14, 2021
St. Teresa’s Academy announced the hiring of Andrew Wilcox as Head Swim and Dive coach. Wilcox will return to the head coaching role this winter, as he held the position for the Stars from 2009-2014. He served three years as the assistant swim coach at STA during the 2018-2021 seasons. Wilcox grew up in Wichita, KS. and is a graduate of Wichita Northwest High School. During the entirety of his high school career, Wilcox was a varsity swimmer. He is a graduate of Pittsburg State University (1989) and Lesley University (1995).
“To say we’re excited about Coach Wilcox’s new role is an understatement, ” Athletic Director Ty Abney said. “Coach Wilcox and his staff bring several years of quality coaching and teaching experience to our program and I’m confident our program and student-athletes will benefit. The transition should be fairly easy with Coach already being on staff and having previously held the head coach position. His assistant coaching staff is second to none, I’m incredibly excited to watch our program continue to develop. This group will not only benefit our kids in the water, but also as young women.”
Following his high school career, Wilcox transitioned into a coaching role for YMCA Organization’s USA Swimming. He served as a head coach for ages 7 through 18 during his six years with the organization. His teams competed in several local and national championships. In addition to club level and summer league coaching, Wilcox has coached at multiple area high schools, including Truman, Lee’s Summit North, Rockhurst and STA. Swimmers coached by Wilcox have received swimming scholarships and developed careers in swimming. One former swim athlete is currently the head swim coach for the University of Indianapolis.
“It is exciting to be back at the head coaching position. We will continue to build on the strong traditions started by Coach Meyer. Coaches Abby Jelavich, Paul Winkeler and Steve Robbins all have excellent experience,” Wilcox said.
Wilcox is currently teaching Robotics Engineering and Introduction to Robotics Engineering at Rockhurst High School.