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Memphis softball at CBU on October 9, 2012 in a 8-2 victory.
Memphis vs East Carolina on May 5, 2012 at the Tiger Softball Complex. Photos by Joe Murphy
Memphis softball vs Alcorn State on April 10, 2012 at the Tiger Softball Complex. All photos by Joe Murphy
Andy Lott begins his second season with the University of Memphis. After spending the past five years as an assistant coach under head coach Natalie Poole at Memphis, McNeese State and Georgia Southern, Lott was elevated to associate head coach at Memphis in 2013.
A native of Chesapeake, Va., Lott spends the majority of his time at Memphis working with the infield as well as helping the staff oversee hitting.
In his first season at Memphis, Lott helped the Tigers to a 20-37 overall record and 8-16 mark in Conference USA play. He guided junior third baseman Laura Curtis to All-Conference USA Second Team honors, helping her become just the seventh player in program history to earn All-C-USA accolades.
Lott has 12 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level. Prior to coming to Memphis in 2012, he spent three years on Poole's staff at McNeese State after joining her for one season at Georgia Southern. At McNeese State, Lott was responsible for coaching the infield and recruiting.
While with the Cowgirls, Lott helped the team earn three-straight 30-win seasons, including a school-record 38 wins in 2010 and a trip to the NCAA Regional Tournament.
Prior to working with Georgia Southern, Lott spent seven seasons as an assistant coach at Liberty University. While at Liberty, he was the top assistant and oversaw practice organization along with aiding the program's recruiting efforts.
During his stay in Lynchburg, Va., the Flames won the 2002 Big South Tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. The team tied a school record with 41 victories in 2006 and ranked 13th in the nation in 2007 with a school record 73 home runs.
Before joining the staff at Liberty, Lott was the head coach of the varsity softball program at Lynchburg Christian Academy and guided the Bulldogs to a 17-5 record during the 1999-2000 season. During the fall semester, he served as the head coach of the girls' junior varsity basketball team and helped Lynchburg Christian to a 23-4 record and a second-place finish in the Virginia Independent Conference.
He also served the Bulldogs' athletic department in two other capacities during his tenure: as assistant coach of the varsity baseball team, which won the VIC title in 1998, and assistant coach of the boys' varsity basketball staff.
Lott is a 1995 graduate of Liberty with a bachelor's degree in sports management. He received his MBA from Liberty in 2009. He and his wife, Julie, have two daughters (Gracie and Sophie) and a son (Benjamin).