Former Tiger standout Andrew Waters ‘16 is in his first season as an assistant coach of the Trinity baseball team.
Coach Waters was captain of Trinity’s 2016 team which captured the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship in Appleton, Wisconsin. The talented outfielder also helped the Tigers advance to their first NCAA Finals, the previous season.
He was tabbed for the 2016 NCAA All-Tournament Team, 2016 D3baseball.com All-West Region Second Team, and the Spokane (Washington) Regional All-Tournament Team. Coach Waters blasted a game-tying home run in the Regional final against Pacific Lutheran (WA) University, as the Tigers went on to claim a victory and were propelled to the DIII World Series. Earlier, Coach Waters was elected to the All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Second Team.
In Trinity’s 10-7 NCAA Championship victory over Keystone (PA) College, Coach Waters batted 2-4 and drove in three runs. His two-RBI single in the top of the ninth inning effectively sealed the Championship rings for the Tigers. Coach Waters completed the Championship season with a .421 batting average, along with 47 RBI, 38 runs scored, 17 doubles, five triples, and eight home runs.
During is four-year collegiate career Coach Waters hit .353, with 56 RBI, 53 runs scored, and eight home runs. Coach Waters earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity in May 2016, with a double major in economics and psychology. He gained valuable experience by working in the solar and wind renewable energy projects at Buenavista Renewables in San Antonio. As a student, Coach Waters was lead researcher in charge of data collection for a memory and cognition lab. He and his colleagues were selected to for the prestigious Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) annual conference in New York.
Returning to his native Houston, Texas, Coach Waters was an account specialist and financial analyst for Aon Risk Solutions, dealing with technical risk management information and solutions. He served as head baseball coach at KIPP Houston High School in 2017 and also raised funds for facilities.
His coaching experience with young people is extensive. Coach Waters worked with mentally and physically challenged children and adults in San Antonio’s Lone Star Play Ball, as they participated in slow-pitch softball. He coached the Post Oak Little League in Houston, as well as the West University Little League. Five of his players went on to play NCAA Division I baseball.
In October 2018, Coach Waters held a volunteer assistant baseball coach’s position at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. He was involved with scheduling, budgeting, logistics, and fundraising for the program.