Coach Andy Yanzetich
Andy Yanzetich – Athletic Director, Head Football and Baseball Coach, Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Coach Y has over 16 years of coaching experience at the high school and college level. He started his career coaching at South Georgia Junior College as the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator. He has coached varsity baseball at Liberty, Long, Glynn Academy, and Milton High school. He has coached a National Championship team with the number 1 East Cobb Astros 15year old team. Coach Y has coached Linebackers, Running backs for the varsity football teams at Liberty County High School as well as J.V. offense/defensive coordinator. Coach Y has coached varsity softball at Liberty and Long County High School. He has had the privilege of coaching numerous of college and professional players with 3 first round draft picks in baseball. His last job was Head of Player & Team Development for Chain Baseball Organization. Coach Yanzetich brings an innovated offense to the Football Program as well as a blitzing defense. Coach Y is a graduate of Armstrong Atlantic State University and currently finishing up his Masters Program in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University out of Irvine. Coach Yanzetich is married to the former Mindy Adair of Pooler; they have 2 wonderful daughters that attend FPCA, Emmaline-12, and Olivia-5.
16 years of Coaching Experience
- Liberty County High School
- JV Offensive Coordinator/Defensive Coordinator
- Varsity LB, RB Coach
- Long County/Liberty County/Glynn Academy/Milton H.S.
- Varsity Baseball Coach
- P/INF/OF Coach
- Long County/Liberty County H.S.
- Varsity Softball Coach
- INF/OF Coach
- East Cobb/Chain Baseball Premier Travel Ball
- Head Coach for #1 15 yr old team/ #1 18 yr old team
- Head of Player & Team Development for Chain Baseball Organization
- South Georgia Junior College
- Assistant Baseball Coach
- OF/Hitting Coach
- Recruiting Coordinator
Andy Yanzetich has had the privilege of coaching numerous college and professional players.
3 players have been 1st round draft picks, and won a National Championship for the East Cobb Astros 15yr old team.
In guiding an athletic program to be successful, a coach should have clear visions on which direction they want to lead their program. Once this is decided, they should set up goals to reach the vision they have for their program. The goals should include strategies on how to accomplish each of them. These goals are personal improvement, professional improvement, and vision for the program. I believe that all three of these areas work hand in hand for a coach. One must be fulfilled in their personal life if they are to achieve their goals for their professional life and their program. This fulfillment cannot be met without faith in and guidance from God. God is where everything starts and ends. He gave us his life so we would give ours to others and as coaches we are giving our life to others.
My personal improvement goals are very simple to become a better father, husband, and person. Striving to meet these goals, a coach would become a great role model and leader for his/her athletes and staff. He/she would show his athletes how important it is to be a good father/mother to your own children. How their love, compassion, caring, and guidance would help their children grow into fine individuals. A coach could help his athletes see how important communication and teamwork are to being a good spouse. This is also important to being a good teammate. Communication is something all of us should work on for a life time. If we cannot communicate with each other, we will not accomplish our goals. Being a better person is something I think all of us strive to be. To accomplish these goals, I have two strategies come to mind. The first one is the golden rule, “Whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them”. Living by this rule helps us live the way God intended us too. The second strategy is following God’s guidance in church, in bible passages, and through prayer.
My professional goals are to become a better coach, teacher and leader. In my years of coaching, I have noticed that things are always changing. The game is always evolving. There are new strategies, techniques, and rules. We as coaches must keep up with the new trends and look for ways to improve what we do to help our athletes achieve more. The best way to keep up with all of the changes is to become a life, long learner. One way is to attend coaching clinics for your sport. Most states have organizations that hold clinics for their coaches. These clinics usually have speakers from different high school, college, and professional teams. These coaches will share their insight to the game with you. Another way to gain knowledge of your sport is through multimedia sources. There are usually DVD’s, books, and magazines out there for you to read up on changes in your sport. Taking a course on the rules of your game each year would be helpful as well. Visiting with other coaches in your sport will give you a chance to ask questions that can help you develop different practice plans and techniques for your players. I also believe me taking classes for a Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration is becoming very beneficial to me. These classes are helping me become a better leader. Having to develop my own coaching philosophy has given me a vision of how to develop a program. The psychology class has helped me with insights on how my athletes think as well as handle situations. My ethics class is helping learn the golden rule carries over into my coaching as well as being there for my personal life. The knowledge I have gained is being used on a daily basis.
My vision for our Athletic Program is having quality student athletes that compete on a state level that proudly represent FPCA, the community, and their family. Our program should be coveted by many of our local and state schools. Our coaches will represent us well at clinics and award ceremonies. Our student-athletes can achieve their goals at the high school level while chasing their dreams at the collegical level. God Bless.
Athletic Director/Head Football & Baseball Coach