Andy Townsend Football Coach reflects on West Texas A&M’s trip to the Regional Finals
Marshall, Texas/ March 13, 2020 – Coach, Andy Townsend, did in 2013 what he does best, he formed a successful football team with outstanding players.
Andy’s work ethics, expertise, and football passion became one with his goal for that year. And it paid off.
In 2013, Andy Townsend Football Coach met his purpose by leading the West Texas A&M to the regional finals.
But this was not a task just anyone could pull off.
Andy’s determination carried the team through the ups and downs of the season. His Master’s degree in coaching from Greenville University is how he knew what to do on the field.
He applied the lessons he learned during his years of education. Andy also relied on his coaching experience to guide his football team.
Townsend was an offensive line coach for the A&M team, but his love of football did not start there.
Andy Townsend participated in the game of football before he ever coached it.
He was a football player on his high school team. It was not long before he experienced his first taste of football success, either. In 1998, teenager Andy Townsend became a state champion at Paul Pewitt High School.
Fast forward to five years later, and Andy hit “the field running again,” this time, as a college football player.
Townsend went to the Baptist private school, East Texas Baptist University. His college football team, the Tigers, won the 2003 American Southwest Conference championships. Yet another taste of success for Andy.
That following year, Andy decided to turn his football uniform in for a coaching one.
Townsend became the video coordinator and offensive line coach at East Texas Baptist University. For Andy, this was the start of something exciting and new.
Andy liked his new role and was good at it. It was at this point in Andy Townsend’s life that kicked off his “football coaching chapter.” It is a significant part of his fourteen-year long career.
Andy Townsend enjoyed coaching football so much that he continued down that path. And it was a good thing he did.
The switch from playing football to coaching was how he could lead West Texas A&M to the regional finals.
Andy cherishes his football journey. He looks forward to gaining more experience as time goes on.
Andy’s current role has him moving in a new direction, but still football-related.
It has been almost a year since Townsend started down this new path of his football career. Today, Andy is the Assistant to the Directors of Operations at the Alliance of American Football.
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