Louisville’s Andy Stoots named associate head coach for Mizzou Soccer
“I am so thrilled to welcome Andy Stoots as our new Associate Head Coach for Mizzou Soccer,” Golan said. “Andy and I worked extremely well together at Minnesota, and every program he has been a part of has had a great deal of success. I am so grateful that he has decided to leave Louisville for this new opportunity at Mizzou.
“He is a fantastic coach, a tireless recruiter, an even better person and he is exactly the person I want joining me to elevate Mizzou within the SEC,” she added. “I cannot wait for Andy, Tiffany, Ethan, Audrey and Sawyer to get to Columbia to get started.”
Stoots comes to the Mizzou Soccer program by way of Louisville. He spent five years with the Cardinals’ program, making two NCAA Tournament appearances. Working primarily with the goalkeepers and attacking players, Stoots helped Louisville’s offensive production increase while improving its final RPI and win total in each of the last three seasons.
The Cardinals reached the NCAA Tournament in 2018 and 2019. In each season, they topped their previous program-best finish in ACC regular season play, finishing sixth in 2018 and fourth the following year. Stoots and the Cardinals reached the NCAA Tournament Second Round in 2019.
Prior to his stint at Louisville, Stoots spent time on Golan’s Minnesota staff. As an assistant coach for the Golden Gophers, Stoots was a part of the 2016 team that captured both the Big Ten’s regular season and tournament titles. Minnesota led the Big Ten in goals and assists while allowing only three goals during conference play en route to the XXX Round of the NCAA Tournament.
Prior to his tenure in the Twin Cities, Stoots made stops at a handful of institutions in the southeast that neighbor Mizzou’s SEC rivals–Samford, Belmont, East Tennessee State and Troy.
“I am so excited to be joining the Mizzou Soccer family and work with Coach Golan once again,” Stoots said. “I am looking forward to supporting our student-athletes and playing whatever role that I can to help move this program forward.”