Andy Newman

Andy Newman (born April 14, 1975)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Cal State Northridge Matadors
Current conference: Big West Conference
Cal State Fullerton record: 14-18 (.438)
Texas Permian Basin record: 100-50 (.667)
Cal State San Bernardino record: 91-30 (.752)
Cal State Northridge record: 19-15 (.559)
Overall record^: 224-113 (.665)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • Big West Regular Season Champion 0
  • CCCA (Div II) Regular Season Champion: (2022, 2023)
  • Lone Star (Div II) Regular Season Champion: (2017)
  • Big West Tournament Champion 0
  • CCCA (Div II) Tournament Champion: (2023)
  • Lone Star (Div II) Tournament Champion: (2017)
  • NCAA Division II Final Four:  1  (2023)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  6  (2017, 2018, 2020, 2022, 2023)


  • CCCA (Div II) Coach of the Year:  2  (2022, 2023)
  • Lone Star (Div II) Coach of the Year:  1  (2017)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2023-present Cal State Northridge
2018-2023 Cal State San Bernardino
2013-2018 Texas-Permian Basin
2012-2013 Cal State Fullerton (interim HC)
2007-2012 Cal State Fullerton (assoc. HC)
2003-2007 Cal State Fullerton (asst)
2002-2003 Fresno State (CBO)
2000-2002 West Valley CC (asst)
1999-2000 Vanguard (asst)

Andy Newman Facts

  • Andy Newman
  • Born April 14, 1975
  • Hometown: Fremont, California
  • Alma Mater: Azusa Pacific University (BA, 1998) / Concordia University (MA)
  • Born in Oregon and raised in California, Newman started his collegiate career at West Valley CC (CA), where he played two seasons for Bob Burton
    • Transferred to Southern Utah, then a D-I Independent, for his junior year, starting 25 games for the Thunderbirds and head coach Bill Evans
    • Returned to California to play his senior season for coach Bill Odell at Azusa Pacific; the team went 34-5 and reached the NAIA Final Four
  • Started out his coaching career as an assistant to Stephen French at NAIA Vanguard (CA), then returned to West Valley CC where he worked under his former coach Bob Burton for two seasons
  • First D-I job was as coordinator of basketball operations for Ray Lopes at Fresno State, where Burton had gone to be an assistant coach
  • Burton was hired at Cal State Fullerton in 2003 and he brought Newman along as one of his assistant coaches; Newman was elevated to associate head coach prior to the 2007-08 season
    • In nine seasons on staff, Newman was part of one NCAA Tournament, one NIT, one Big West title and one Big West Tournament title
    • Elevated to interim head coach in 2012 following Burton’s resignation; he went 14-18 in his lone season but was not retained
  • Hired in 2013 to be the head coach at D-II Texas Permian Basin; went 100-50 overall in five seasons with the program
    • Built UTPB up from middle of the road to back-to-back NCAA Tournament bids and one Lone Star Conference title (2017); his 2017-18 team reached the NCAA D-II Sweet Sixteen
  • Returned to California in 2018 to be the new head coach at D-II Cal State San Bernardino
    • Went 91-30 through four seasons at the helm (2020-21 season was cancelled) and has won two-straight CCCA titles
    • His 2022-23 team finished 31-4 and made a run all the way to the D-II NCAA Final Four
  • Hired in April 2023 as head coach at D-I Cal State Northridge; new CSUN AD Shawn Chin-Farrell was previously the AD who hired Newman at CSUSB

Andy Newman Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and Division II levels