Andy Waddle

Head Coach — Football
Degrees
MA-Executive Leadership, Liberty University (2014); BA-Sociology, Wittenberg University (2003)
Year Appointed
2013
Courses
Fall 2017
  • Varsity Football I
  • Varsity Football II
Courses
Spring 2018
  • Golf

Biography

Andy Waddle has been at the helm of the Pioneer football team since 2013. Waddle earned his first career coaching on Oct. 26, 2013, when Marietta defeated Wilmington College 50-22 in Don Drumm Stadium.

With almost 15 years of collegiate coaching experience at three different institutions, Waddle brings a wealth of knowledge and a resume of success to the Pioneer program.

Waddle starts his third season at Marietta after spending eight seasons at Wittenberg University. He joined the Tiger staff in 2005 as the defensive secondary coach and was promoted to defensive coordinator a year later.

Wittenberg won four North Coast Athletic Conference championships and made four NCAA playoff appearances in the seven seasons while Waddle ran the defense. Waddle then was named the Marietta College head football coach in December of 2012.

He is the 29th head coach in the program's 117-year history. Waddle’s 2009 Wittenberg defense led all divisions of the NCAA in total defense and scoring defense. The Tigers allowed opponents just 189.9 yards and 8.85 points per game as Wittenberg tied the school record for wins with 12.

Waddle began his coaching career in 2003 at Mansfield University (Pa.) as the defensive backs coach. The NCAA Division II Mountaineers went 8-3, a six-game improvement over the previous season, and recorded the first winning season in nearly 30 years.

In 2004, Waddle moved to Division III Maryville College (Tenn.) where he coached the defensive secondary. The Scots improved dramatically winning as many games in 2004 as they had in the previous three seasons combined. Defensively, Maryville made a 17-point and 140-yard per game improvement.

An All-NCAC defensive back, Waddle played for two North Coast Athletic Conference championship teams and made three NCAA playoff appearances at Wittenberg. He spent two seasons at the University of Findlay prior to transferring to Wittenberg. Waddle was red-shirted during the Oilers’ 1997 NAIA national championship season and was a starter the following year.

Waddle received a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Sociology from Wittenberg University in 2003. He completed a Master’s Degree in Executive Leadership from Liberty University in 2014.

A native of Enon, Ohio, Waddle and his wife Kerry Jean are the proud parents of daughter Hopelyn. The Waddles are involved with the Be The Match Bone Marrow Registry and have raised nearly $20,000 while registering 1,000 potential bone marrow donors.