Andrew Friesema began his coaching career with the Spartans in the fall of 2011 and enters his sixth season as a member men’s and women’s cross country/track and field coaching staff in the fall of 2017.
He brings to the program knowledge, experience and leadership that supports the program in recruiting, meet management, running practices and attending meets. In Friesema’s first three seasons he contributed to the success of the men’s three consecutive cross country CAC Conferences Championships from 2011 through 2013 and top 10 NCAA Mid-Atlantic DIII Regional team finishes by the men’s program in 2012 and 2013 as well as the women’s program in 2014, both historical team bests. Friesema helped individuals achieve All-Conference and All-Regional honors. In 2013, Friesema helped coach YCP’s first woman, Jess Miller, to qualify for the NCAA DIII Cross Country National Championships and again saw that repeated the following year in 2014.
On the track, Friesema focuses his efforts on middle and long distance while supporting the Coach LoBianco with practice and meet management. He contributed the last three seasons to seeing individuals achieve All-Conference honors and multiple school records broken on both the men’s and women’s teams.
Prior to his coaching career, Friesema graduated from York College as a four-year varsity athlete in cross country and track and field. He captained the 2011 men’s track and field team to their first CAC Championship in 19 years.
Friesema balances his coaching duties at YCP with his head coach position of the middle school cross country program at York Country Day where he will enter his sixth season at the helm of the Greyhounds.
Friesema is a 2011 graduate of York College with a BS in Finance and a 2014 Graham School of Business, Masters, MBA graduate from York College.
Since college he continues to train and run competitively in local races and network with York Community to expand the footprint of York College as a former alumnus.