When Andy Eberhart announced he would be stepping down as head coach following the men's basketball team's final game of the 2009-10 season, it was a perfect way to cap a 14-year coaching career filled with memories and accomplishments.
Eberhart has made the transition as Ashford's Associate Athletics Director, partnering with Athletics Director Meg Schebler while overseeing the Saints' athletic department as a whole.
With over 150 wins (162) in his stint, Eberhart was the longest-tenured head coach in the Saints' men's basketball program. Under his direction, Ashford tied the program's highest single-season win total in 2009-10, compiling 20 victories, with a school-record 10 coming in league play.
During Eberhart's tenure, the Saints had five NAIA All-Americans, 25 All-MCC performers, 44 Academic All-Conference players, and eight NAIA Academic All-Americans. Eight players have exceeded the exclusive 1,000-point mark in their careers.
Eberhart guided the Saints to their first NAIA National Tournament appearance (2002), MCC Tournament Championship (2002) and a tying school record 20-win season with a share of the league title (1999).
In 2002, the fourth-seeded Saints (then Mount St. Clare) triumphed over top-seeded St. Ambrose at the MCC Championships, and defeated No. 4 seed Iowa Wesleyan College in the finals for the league title and an automatic bid into the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Championship.
Eberhart is a graduate of Waldorf College where he was a two-year varsity player. He went on to the University of Northern Iowa and received his bachelor's degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in coaching. He earned his master's degree in Athletic Administration from Loras College.
Eberhart and his wife, Cathy, reside in Clinton and have twin daughters, Madison and McKenna.