Andrew was a high school track standout himself, winning the BC High School cross country title and USA high school indoor championship at 3000m. He went on to represent Canada on the National Junior team and set BC Junior records in the 1500m, 3000m and 5000m. He was an All-American at Simon Fraser University and attended the University of Tennessee on scholarship.
Andrew is a graduate of the National Coaching Institute and is a NCCP Level 4 coach. Andrew is also active as a Master Course Conductor for the National Run-Jump-Throw program. He has been involved in coaching at many different levels, from local track and sports clubs, to BC Summer Games Zone Coach, BC Team Coach for both the National Youth and National Junior Championships and has served as Head Clinician for Athletics Canada National Youth Camp.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Teaching Certificate from Simon Fraser University and Masters of Science from the University of Oregon. He is currently a teacher at Thomas Haney Secondary School in Maple Ridge.