Class of 2011
Phillips Academy Andover, 1986 – 2009
Coach Cline retired as Head coach at Andover in the spring of 2009. His tenure includes a combined 33 seasons on the diamond at both Phillips Academy and Brera (Ohio) High School. His numbers are impressive, 306 wins in 23 seasons as head coach at Andover, where his teams were Central New England Prep School League Champions in 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2007, and 2008.
Well respected by both players and his follow coaches many wrote wonderful comments about him. Zak DeOssie, linebacker for the New York Giants says. “The lessons I learned from Coach stick with me to this day. Lessons like honesty, integrity, respect, and never quitting. These are the things I learned from Coach Cline.”
Coach Mark Woodworth, head coach at Wesleyan University, adds, “I respect Andy Cline as one of the great baseball coaches I have come across in my 23 years of experience in high school and college baseball. Andy stands out because he is one of the most sincere and classiest coaches I know. He is even-tempered but not lacking intensity, he is incredibility prepared but doesn’t smother his players, he wins with class, and he loses with class. He is a true teacher of young men, by virtue of his own integrity and character.”
Coach Kevin Garber, currently Head Coach at Phillips Academy said that Coach Cline has a saying he sometimes repeats to his players. “Don’t just talk about it. Be about it.” Coach has been ‘about it’ all these years, not only as a coach, but also as a beloved math teacher, residential dean, dorm parent, husband, father, grandfather, mentor and friend.