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Trojans' Andree steps down

Matt DeYoung • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:22 PM

Bill Andree has stepped down as varsity basketball coach at Fruitport High School after five years on the job.

Andree guied the Trojans to a 9-12 record this past winter, including a respectable 6-6 mark in the Lakes Eight Conference.

The Trojans were 22-83 over Andree’s five-year tenure at Fruitport.

“When I took the job, I said, ‘Hey, I’m going to do it for five years, and after five years, I’m going to reassess and see how things are going,” said Andree, who teaches in the Godfrey-Lee school district.

“I had a great team this year, with great attitude, kids who worked hard. I figured it was going to be hard to top this group of guys, so I made this my last hurrah.

“It was fun. I enjoyed the people I worked with, and this was a good group to go out with.”

Fruitport athletic director Ken Erny was very complimentary of the job Andree did during his 5 years coaching the Trojans.

“His teams competed hard, and I have appreciated his high expectations and efforts,” Erny said.

Efforts to find a replacement are ongoing.

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