FEB 23, 2020
Executive Sports Editor
SHADYSIDE – He is the face of Shadyside High basketball. Now he is being rewarded for his dedication and success at his alma mater.
Ed Andes is the unquestioned finest player ever to suit up for the Tigers. He is also the winningest coach in school annals.
Andes is in his 23rd year at the Orange hoop helm and is in his 35th season all told with the program. The soft-spoken mentor has 317 career varsity coaching wins, including this year’s 16-6 record.
He set the school record by scoring 1,339 points, including a single-game high 59 against Bellaire. He signed a basketball scholarship with Bowling Green.
At next month’s state boys’ basketball tournament in Columbus, Andes will receive two impressive awards. He will be the recipient of a nice plaque for reaching the coveted 300-win plateau while also taking home the Bob Arnzen Award.
The Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association presents the Arnzen Award annually to a basketball coach who has devoted 20 consecutive years or more of service to the same school and for loyalty and commitment to Ohio high school basketball. The award is named in the honor of the late Bob Arnzen, the legendary boys coach of Delphos St. John’s High School. He spent 43 years as the school’s head coach and was the second winningest Ohio prep coach of all-time when he retired.
“You don’t go into coaching to receive awards, but it is always humbling to receive them. The Arnzen Award is especially nice since it reflects my association with my alma mater,” Andes said. “I love coaching here. It is a place where there is great support from the administration, staff and community.
“The 300-win award is a result of a lot of players buying into being team players. I also have been fortunate to coach many talented players,” he added “I am honored to receive both awards in the name of Shadyside High School. It’s a special place.”
The two upcoming awards are the latest in a myriad of honors for Andes.
He has been named District 12 Coach-of-the-Year eight times and AP Eastern District Coach-of-the-Year on four more occasions. In 2008, he was tabbed the Ohio High School Boys Coaches Association State Coach-of-the-Year.
Andes has guided Shadyside to six OVAC championships and 11 sectional crowns. His 2009-10 season rates with the best in Tiger annals, recording a perfect 20-0 regular season mark, gaining a regional finals berth and finishing with a 25-1 mark.
Before becoming the Orange’s head roundball coach, he served seven years as the frosh coach and five more as jayvee coach.
Ed and his wife, Jeri, have three children: Jarret, Justin and Toni. All three were Tiger hoop standouts.