Coach Andrew Beggs comes to the Hurricanes with extensive and very successful coaching experience. Andrew was most recently the Director of Competitive Aquatics and Head Coach for the Lionville Community YMCA in Exton, PA. Andrew took over the Lionville program in the Fall of 2013, where the year prior Lionville finished 17th at the State Championship Meet. In just three years, Lionville accelerated from 17th in the State, to 10th in 2014, 3rd in 2015 and 1st in 2016, setting multiple District, State and National records along the way. Andrew, with the help and support of the Parent Board, accelerated the Lionville YMCA from a Level 1 USA Recognized Program, to a Level 4 in just 2 years, the highest level of recognition in USA Swimming. His team went from qualifying just 4 swimmers for Short Course YMCA Nationals in 2013 to qualifying 16 swimmers in 2016 for the Long Course National Championship, where his girls relays finished top 16 in 4 out of 5 relays, the first time in program history that any relay qualified for a final at the YMCA National Championship. Also while at Lionville, Andrew served on the Pennsylvania YMCA State Committee as a Coaches Representative.
Prior to coaching for the Lionville YMCA, Andrew served as the Associate Head Coach for Swarthmore College, where he coached both the men's and women's teams. While at Swarthmore, Andrew was the recipient of the CSCAA (College Swimming Coach's Association) Jean Freeman Scholarship Award. This award is given to one male and one female coach in each NCAA Division, who exemplifies both leadership and integrity. As the Associate Head Coach he was responsible for recruiting, running/writing practices, coordinating and designing dry-land programs, trip planning, and running invitational meets.
Andrew has also coached for the Ridley Area YMCA, Brookhaven Swim Club, Pennypacker Country Club, Riddlewood Swim Club and Sun Valley High School. In all of his positions, he has led swimmers to multiple championships and national rankings. He is known as a great technical teacher with tremendous attention to detail and precision.
Andrew attended Rutgers University on a track and field scholarship and holds a BA in Applied Mathematics from Eastern University. He is affectionately referred to as "Beggs" by those who know him, and he is very excited to be a part of the Hurricanes!