Trojans' Andree steps down

Coach led Fruitport to 9-12 record this winter
Matt DeYoung
Mar 22, 2013


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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