|College:||University of Rhode Island ('70)|
Andrew Yosinoff is in his 36th season as Head Coach of the Women's Basketball Team at Emmanuel College. 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. 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
During the 2011-12 campaign, Yosinoff led the Saints to the program's 14 GNAC title with a perfect 13-0 mark in the GNAC. Emmanuel would go on to advance to the NCAA Elite Eight round, capturing 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 2012-13 season, Coach Yosinoff has a total of 686 wins in his coaching career. Over the past twelve years, Coach Yosinoff's teams have compiled a record of 296 wins and just 65 losses, and his teams hold a streak of 12 consecutive 20+ win seasons. 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 is 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.