Andy McKenzie is in his second year on Tom Gilmore’s coaching staff in 2009, serving as the quarterbacks coach. During his first season at Holy Cross, he helped guide the career of 2008 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year Dominic Randolph.
McKenzie came to the Crusaders after spending six seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Allegheny College. During his time at Allegheny, McKenzie helped lead the Gators to the 2003 North Coast Athletic Conference title and a trip to the NCAA Division III Playoffs, with a perfect 7-0 mark in league games. 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).
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Prior to his time with the Gators, McKenzie spent two seasons as the quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator and Williams College, where he was also an assistant baseball coach.
He was also an assistant coach at Northeastern University from
1997-2000, working with the wide receivers for three seasons and
the secondary for one year. In addition, McKenzie served as
Northeastern’s recruiting coordinator during his last two
years with the Huskies.
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. During his undergraduate days at Allegheny, he was a three-year letterwinner at wide receiver, earning first team All-North Coast Athletic Conference honors in 1993 and 1994.
McKenzie and his wife, Salwa, reside in Worcester with their son (Braeden) and daughter (Yasmine).
McKenzie's Collegiate Coaching File Years School Position 1995 Allegheny Wide Receivers Coach 1996 Northeastern Assistant Secondary Coach 1997-1998 Northeastern Wide Receivers Coach 1999 Northeastern Secondary Coach 2000-2001 Williams Quarterbacks Coach 2002-2007 Allegheny Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 2008-2009 Holy Cross Quarterbacks Coach