Andrew Yosinoff enters his 39th season as Head Coach of the Women's Basketball Team at Emmanuel College and is currently the winningest Head Coach among active NCAA DIII women's basketball programs with 747 victories. He was also the Director of Athletics at Emmanuel for 17 years.
In the 1970s, under Coach Yosinoff, Emmanuel became the first women's college basketball team to be ranked nationally as well as in the top 5 in New England. In the 2000-2001 season, he led the Emmanuel Saints to its first trip to the NCAA Final Four -- making him the first coach in Boston to make the basketball Final Four, in any category (men's or women's, Division I, II or III). Under Coach Yosinoff's direction, the team posted a school record 28-4 season, became GNAC regular season and tournament champions, NCAA Northeast/East Sectional Champions, NCAA Northeast/East Regional Champions, and NCAA Final Four Semi-Finalists. The Saints were also voted ECAC Division III Team of the Year. Coach Yosinoff's peers named him GNAC 2000-2001 Women's Basketball Coach of the Year.
Between 2000-2006, the Saints went undefeated in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference, winning 72-straight regular season conference games. This was the longest Division III regular season conference winning streak and entering the 2013-14 season, the Saints are on a 41-game GNAC winning streak while Yosinoff ranks second among active coaches with a .754 career winning percentage. During the 2006-2007 season, Andy coached the Saints to an NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance with an overall record of 29-2 and an undefeated conference record of 12-0. The Saints defeated Salve Regina and Brandeis University in the NCAA Tournament and eventually fell to the 2007 National Champion, DePauw University. The Saints' 29 wins ranked Emmanuel as the top team in number of victories among all Division III programs that season.
In 2013, Yosinoff captured his 700th career coaching victory to become just the third Division III Women's Basketball coach to accomplish the milestone. He became the first Division III coach to accomplish the feat in New England and just the third overall to join the ranks of Geno Auriemma of UConn (D-I) and Barbara Stevens of Bentley (D-II) with 700+ wins in New England. The milestone would propel the Saints to their 15th GNAC title and another appearance in the NCAA tournament.
During the 2011-12 campaign, Yosinoff led the Saints with a deep run in the NCAA tourney, capturing the GNAC title with a perfect 13-0 mark in the GNAC. Emmanuel would go on to advance to the NCAA Elite Eight round, registering tournament victories over Hartwick College, Rhode Island College and King's College (Pa.) before falling to the #1 ranked team in the country, Amherst. For his guidance, Yosinoff was named the 2012 D3Hoops.com Division III Northeast Coach of the Year and was also honored by the Jewish Coaches Association as the 2012 recipient of the Red Auerbach Award presented to college basketball's Jewish Coach of the Year.
As Emmanuel enters the 2015-16 season, Coach Yosinoff has a total of 747 wins in his coaching career. Over the past 15 years, Coach Yosinoff's teams have compiled of 357 wins, averaging 24 wins a year during the stretch while putting together a streak of 14 consecutive 20+ win seasons from 1999 to 2013. In October of 2003, Coach Yosinoff was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in Kingston, Rhode Island. Coach Yosinoff was among the second class of Hall of Fame inductees. In 2005, Andy was selected to be the USA Maccabiah Open Head Women's Basketball Coach. He coached the USA National Team to its first-ever gold medal in the 2005 Maccabiah Games in Israel. Yosinoff also ranks 4th among NCAA Division III coaches in all-time victories. In 2010, Yosinoff was a part of the inaugural class of inductees to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference's Hall of Fame. Following the 2010-11 season, Yosinoff was a finalist for the Red Auerbach National Coach of the Year, presented by the Jewish Coaches Association.
A 1970 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Andy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education; he also earned his Master's degree in physical education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. As a senior, Andy held the #1 singles position on the men's varsity tennis team and won the Yankee Conference Tennis Championship. He was inducted into the URI Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2013. He is also a member of the United States Professional Tennis Association.
As head coach, he has taken the Saints women's basketball program on a historic trip to China in 2008, as well as to Ireland, California, St. Croix, Florida, Washington, D.C., St. Thomas, and London for tournament appearances.