Andy is currently an ATC Spotter for the NFL whose primary role is to observe play on the field and monitor the broadcast feed of that game to identify players who may potentially be injured on a play, with an emphasis on concussions and other head and neck injuries.
Andy earned a BA in History and Master of Arts in Teaching with a minor emphasis in Biology at The Citadel in Charleston, SC. Andy taught Earth Science and was an Athletic Trainer for North Forsyth High School in Winston-Salem, NC, in 1985 before becoming Head Athletic Trainer at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, in 1986. He held this position until 1990 when he became the Head Athletic Trainer for Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Andy continued his career at Appalachian State University for 16 years as a lecturer in the Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science (HLES) and took on various essential positions. In 2001 he was appointed Clinical Coordinator of the Department of HLES. He then served as the Interim Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Welfare from 2004–2005. From October 2005 to February 2006 he was Administrative Assistant to the Chair of Department of HLES where he was Coordinator of Special Projects, including research on satellite athletic training education programs and reestablishment of the HLES Advancement Board. In March 2006, Andy became the Injury Rehabilitation Coordinator at the university’s Student Health Services Center. Here he was responsible for the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of students with orthopedic injuries with a student population of 14,500.
Andy moved on to Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, in July 2006 where he served as the university’s Director of Athletic Training until June 2017. Andy now lives on James Island in Charleston, SC. In addition to being an ATC Spotter for the NFL, he is also a Consultant in Sports Medicine for Walters Inc.