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Coach of the Year: Andy McKay

Coach Andy McKay Coach Andy McKay

Name:  Andy McKay

*Team:  La Crosse Loggers 

*Years Coaching:  Five years as Loggers Field Manager (2008-2012), currently serving as the special assistant to the GM of Loggers and the Mental Skills Coordinator of the Colorado Rockies.

*Coach accomplishments:   Andy McKay ended his five-year reign with a NWL Championship Trophy in 2012, the franchise's first.  La Crosse posted a 53-21 record this past summer, the second best record in Northwoods League history, en route to capturing the 2012 Northwoods League title.  For his efforts, Coach McKay was named the Northwoods League Field Manager of the Year for 2012.  The Loggers won more games than any other team in summer collegiate baseball during the five seasons under McKay's guidance, posting a record of 210-139 (.602) during that span (2008-20012).  La Crosse made two post-season appearances, advancing to the Championship both times (2009 & 2012), and never won less than 38 games in a season.  He ended his Logger career sixth all-time in victories and fourth all-time in winning percentage in the NWL and is the Loggers all-time winningest manager.  45 former Loggers were also drafted during McKay's tenure, including current big league pitcher Chris Sale (White Sox).

*Favorite Sports Memory:  Winning a Northwoods League Championship at The Lumberyard!

 

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