Andy McKenzie enters his second season at Assumption after leading the program to a 6-4 record in 2018, his first year at the helm. McKenzie has over 20 years of collegiate playing and coaching experience, including more than 10 years at the Division I FCS level.
Last season Assumption posted its sixth straight winning season while leading the NE10 in scoring at 37.2 points per game game. The team was also second in the NE10 in scoring defense at 20.4 points per game. Five players were named First-Team All-Conference, while six more earned Second or Third Team honors. Senior Deonte Harris was named an AFCA Second-Team All-American while finishing his career with an NCAA record 14 career return touchdowns.
McKenzie's most recently coached at The College of Holy Cross as a member of the staff from 2008-2015, where he served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks throughout his tenure there. He oversaw an offense which averaged over 20 points per game in each of his four seasons as the offensive coordinator, while coaching quarterback Peter Pujals to Patriot League Rookie of the Year honors in 2014, when he ranked second in the Patriot League in passing yards (2,261), and touchdowns (19).
As the quarterbacks coach, he was instrumental in the development of 2008 and 2009 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year Dominic Randolph. Randolph led the nation in total offense (4,256) as a senior in 2009 as well as touchdowns responsible for (41), while ranking second nationally in passing touchdowns (34). He was an AP Second-Team All-American as well as a finalist for the Walter Payton Award, given to the top FCS player in the nation, while leading the team to a 2009 Patriot League Championship, NCAA Tournament appearance and a top-20 national ranking.
McKenzie came to the Crusaders after spending six seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Allegheny College, an elite Division III liberal arts college. During his time at Allegheny, McKenzie helped lead the Gators to the 2003 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Title and a trip to the NCAA Division III Playoffs, with a perfect 7-0 mark in conference play. His 2003 offense set 17 school records, while in 2006 his offense posted 2,505 passing yards, the second-most in school history. McKenzie's offenses featured a number of standout players during his six seasons at Allegheny, including running back Mario Tarquinio (3,187 rushing yards from 2003-2006) and quarterback Jimmy Savage (5,181 passing yards from 2003-2006).
Prior to his time with the Gators, McKenzie spent two seasons as the quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator at Williams College, where he was also an assistant baseball coach. He also served as an assistant coach at Northeastern University from 1997-2000, working with the wide receivers for three seasons and the secondary for one year.
McKenzie earned his bachelor's degree in English from Allegheny College in 1996, and went on to earn a master's degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from California (Pa.) University in 2006. As an undergraduate, he was a first team All-North Coast Athletic Conference selection as wide receiver in 1993 and 1994. Over his four seasons Allegheny went 38-6, reaching the NCAA Tournament on multiple times.
McKenzie currently resides in Gardner with his wife, Salwa, and his two children Braeden and Yasmine.