- Assistant Athletics Director for Facilities & Operations and Head Women's Rowing Coach
Andy Foltz, a four-time Northwest Conference Coach of the Year, took over as head coach of the Pacific Lutheran women’s rowing program in December 2014 after coaching stints at the Division I level at Oregon State University and the University of Minnesota. In 2018, Foltz was elevated to Assistant Athletic Director in addition to his role as head coach.
Foltz earned NWC Coach of the Year laurels for the fourth consecutive year in 2018-2019 with the Lutes winning both the 1V and 2V races to hoist the NWC title for the fourth straight season. The team won the Lamberth Cup for the third time in four years and ended the season with a seventh place showing at the NCAA Division III Championships. Two Lutes earned All-American honors with Hannah Peterson becoming the program’s first four-time All-American while Madeline Woods landed Second Team All-American status.
Foltz was named the NWC Coach of the Year for the third consecutive season in 2017-2018, helping the Lutes capture their third consecutive conference title. The Lutes capped off the season by finishing seventh overall at the NCAA Division III Championships in Lakeland, Florida. Hannah Peterson was named an All-American for the third straight year and was invited to the US Rowing Women’s Under-23 Selection Camp for the second year in a row.
Foltz earned NWC Coach of the Year honors and was a finalist for the USRowing Fan’s Choice Coach of the Year award during the 2016-2017 academic year, helping the Lutes win the Northwest Conference Championship for the second straight season. The Lutes varsity eight would go on to finish eighth at the NCAA Division III Championships with Sydney Otey earning the Elite 90 award for the second straight season. Hannah Peterson earned All-American honors at the conclusion of the season and was the lone non-Division I student-athlete to earn an invitation to the US Rowing Women’s Under-23 Selection Camp.
Foltz guided the Lutes to a banner 2015-2016 campaign, winning the Northwest Conference Championship for the first time in program history before placing fourth in the squad’s debut at the NCAA Division III Championships in May. While at the NCAAs, Sydney Otey was named the Elite 90 Award recipient for having the highest grade point average among student-athletes at the championships.
Foltz served as assistant/novice coach for the OSU women’s rowing program from 2012-14 after two years as the women’s rowing novice coach at University of Minnesota. He also served two years with the women’s rowing team at University of Washington, where he also worked with the softball and men’s tennis teams. He is a member of the CRCA and US Rowing and holds certifications for US Rowing Levels I, II, and III.
Foltz earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Western Washington University in 2007 and earned his Master of Education degree from University of Washington in 2009. He is an Ironman triathlete and a 2002 graduate of Sumner High School.