Andrews Sachs just finished his second year as the head coach of the Bison men's tennis program.
The Bison finshed 6-7 this past season, the most wins for the program in twelve seasons. The Bison also secured their highest finish in the PAC tournament, finishing 4th one point behind 3rd place Westminster.
In his first spring as the helm, Sachs helped the Bison snap a 21-match losing streak with a 6-3 triumph over Franciscan in the season opener. At PAC Championships, the #2 doubles teams of Dustin Opalka and Jay Lyonett won the first conference title by Bethany players since 2002, which helped BC finish fourth overall, their best finish since 2000.
Sachs was the head men's tennis coach at Virginia Wesleyan College from 1993-96. During that span, he guided the Marlins to the biggest one-season turnaround in school history, going from one win in 1993 to 11 victories in 1994. In his final three seasons at Virginia Wesleyan, the Marlins posted a winning record.
In 1996, Sachs coached All-American singles player Bobby Fox to his second consectutive ODAC title and a Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Division III National Tournament at the University of the Redlands in California.
Also the school's men's basketball coach, Sachs led Bethany to a 19-9 record in 2009-10, the most wins by a Bison coach in their first year, and a win in the quarterfinals of the ECAC Tournament, which was the program's sixth straight postseason appearance.
Sachs has coached at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels during his career. Before coming to Bethany, he was an assistant men's basketball coach at Holy Cross under Ralph Willard for five seasons and helped the Crusaders to the 2007 Patriot League Tournament Championship and an NCAA Tournament appearance.
A native of Pasadena, Md., where he was a four-year varsity tennis player at Chesapeake High School, Sachs received his Bachelor of Arts (1990) and Master's Degree (1992) from Salisbury State (Md.) University. He and his wife Paula reside in Bethany with their son Derek (2).