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Delta State Mens Soccer
Delta State Mens Soccer

HEAD COACH ANDY ROBERTSON

Andy Robertson enters his third season as head coach of the Delta State men's soccer team. After serving one year as interim head coach, Robertson was named head coach on Nov. 6, 2014 by director of athletics Ronnie Mayers.

Robertson is in his fifth season with the program after spending one year as a graduate assistant coach for Nick Glaser. In his first season with DSU, he assisted former coach Matt Watts, helping guide the Statesmen to their first Gulf South Conference Tournament in school history, advancing to the conference final.

In Robertson's first season, the Statesmen finished the year 7-10 with a sixth place finish in the Gulf South Conference standings. DSU's 4-5 mark put the Statesmen into the GSC Tournament for just the second time in school history. The season saw seven losses decided by a single goal, including three in overtime.

Under Robertson's tutelage, the Statesmen improved in nearly every offensive and defensive category from the 2013 season year. DSU allowed just 26 goals (1.53 per game) while scoring 22 (1.29). In 2013, Delta State surrendered 43 goals (2.39 per game) in a 3-14-1 season.

Following the 2014 campaign, Amine Rahmani (First Team) and Pedro Verissimo (Second Team) became the first All-GSC selections under Robertson.

His second season as head coach, Robertson went 6-10 during the 2015 campaign. For the first time in school history, the Statesmen topped GSC perennial power West Florida in back-to-back seasons. Rahmani was named Second Team All-GSC, while becoming the first player in program history to be named All-GSC on more than two occasions.

The Dumbarton, Scotland native played four seasons for Ty Brewer at Northwood (Fla.) University. Robertson was a four-year starting goalkeeper for the Seahawks, a perennial power in The Sun Conference (NAIA).

Robertson, a two-time first team All-Conference selection and four-time Defensive Player of the Week, logged over 5174 minutes in 56 games. He recorded a save percentage of .819,,and holds the school record for shutouts with 21 from 55 games.

He maintained a .800 goals against average for his career and helped the Seahawks to a Sun Conference Regular Season and Conference Championship and an NAIA National Tournament berth in 2008. Robertson finished with a career record of 39-15-2.

Robertson was born in Bellshill, Scotland, and is the son of Hamish and Kathleen Robertson. He received his bachelor's degree in Entertainment & Sport Promotion Management from Northwood in 2011. He earned a Master of Science in Sports Management from Delta State in 2014.