Andrew Novick enters his ninth season as head men’s basketball coach at Plymouth State in 2019-20. He became the program’s 13th head coach when he was hired in 2011, after gaining valuable experience throughout collegiate basketball, including stints as assistants at the University of Maryland and Tulane University.
Over his eight seasons Novick has compiled an 86-121 overall record and is closing in on the 100-career win mark, a feat accomplished by only three other men’s basketball coaches in Plymouth State’s history. The Panthers have qualified for the Little East Tournament in each season under Novick, while also making an appearance in the ECAC New England Tournament in 2013-14.
Over his time at the helm his athletes have earned numerous postseason accolades. All told he has coached six All-Little East Conference players, including the program’s fifth LEC Rookie of the Year, Donte Rivera, in 2018-19. His athletes have also claimed LEC All-Rookie Team and All-Defensive Team honors, while Mike Osgood ’19 was honored by D3hoops.com following the 2017-18 season with inclusion on its All-Northeast Region team. Four of the program’s top-20 all-time scorers played exclusively under Novick, including junior Jaylen LeRoy, who enters the 2019-20 season eighth all-time with 1,299 career points.
In 2015-16 Novick led the Panthers to 15 victories, the most in a season for PSU in six years, and during the 2016-17 season he guided PSU to the #4 seed for the LEC Tournament, earning the program its first home playoff game since the 2008-09 season.
A native of Portland, Maine, Novick was a graduate assistant at the University of Maryland before joining the staff at Tulane in 2005 just before Hurricane Katrina hit. He served five seasons at Tulane under head coach Dave Dickerson, helping the Green Wave to back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in 11 years and was part of the staff that helped the team rebuild the school and the city following the devastation by Katrina.
Novick also served two years under head coach Gary Williams at Maryland, and has served two stints on the staff at Cheverus High School in Portland, Maine with head coach Bob Brown.
After earning a varsity letter and captaining Deering High's basketball team, Novick earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Chicago in 1999. During his college years he managed and coached in the Yes! To Youth program in Portland, Maine, a basketball clinic that serves approximately 400 middle and high schoolers annually.