Andrew Fink is currently in his 14th year as the Mount Ida College men’s lacrosse head coach and 15th year with the program overall. He has compiled an overall record of 163-85 and has led the Mustangs to eight conference championships, two of them since the Mustangs joined the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) in 2011.
In 2017, Fink led the Mustangs to an 14-5 record, including a eight-game winning streak, and helped them reach the GNAC championship game for the fifth time in seven years.
That game marked the eleventh season in which Fink and the Mustangs appeared in their conference title game, as they made seven appearances in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) championship, winning six straight between 2004 and 2009. His 2007 NAC championship team, which earned the first NCAA tournament bid in program history, was inducted into the Mount Ida College Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014.
While members of the NAC, Fink compiled a regular season record of 56-1, and began a streak of eight seasons in which he coached the team to double-digit victories, including a program-record 15 victories in 2012, when they repeated as GNAC champs in just their second year in the conference.
Fink, whose teams have made four trips to the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse tournament, also serves as the Athletic Department's Cross Country Head Coach.
Fink played his college lacrosse at the University of Hartford, graduating in 2001 with a degree in communications from the College of Arts and Sciences. As a four-year varsity player and three-year starter, Fink played defense for Hartford. In his junior campaign, the Hawks earned the American East Conference regular season title.
A graduate of Rocky Hill High School in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, Fink earned all-league and all-state honors in lacrosse.
The NAC Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2010 and GNAC Coach of the Year in 2011, Fink was also honored as Mount Ida College's "Coach-of-the-Year" twice, honored by the Mustangs in 2009 and 2011.
Fink and his coaching staff presented for the eighth time at the U.S. Lacrosse National Convention in 2017, with previous topics including "Offense vs. Defense - Strategy and Adjustments", "Team Defense", and Man-Down Defense" in Baltimore, Maryland. Fink and his staff's presentation at the 2017 convention in Baltimore was on "Team Defense Playing Angles and Throwing Quality Checks."
Working with Championship Productions, Coach Fink created a video titled "Building a High-Pressure Zone Defense," which utilizes his expansive knowledge of the game.
Andrew is the owner and operator of the Big 3 Lacrosse and Xcel Lacrosse. Fink also skippers two travel teams and has travelled to Prague, Czech Republic and Berlin, Germany with his international team to compete in the Prague Cup.
Andrew and his wife Noelle reside in Cumberland, Rhode Island with daughter Micah and son, Meyer.
|Tournament Finish||Head Coach|
|2004||9-3||3-0||Champion v. Castleton||Andrew Fink|
|2005||9-5||6-0||Champion v. Castleton||Andrew Fink|
|2006||14-3||7-0||Champion v. Castleton||Andrew Fink|
|2007||13-4||7-0||Champion v. Castleton||Andrew Fink|
|2008||13-6||7-0||Champion v. Castleton||Andrew Fink|
|2009||13-7||8-1||Champion v. Castleton||Andrew Fink|
|2010||12-7||9-0||Runner-Up tp Castleton||Andrew Fink|
|2011||11-7||7-0||Champion v. Lasell||Andrew Fink|
|2012||15-5||8-1||Champion v. Norwich||Andrew Fink|
|2013||11-8||8-1||Runner-Up to Norwich||Andrew Fink|
|2015||11-5||7-1||Runner-Up to Emmanuel||Andrew Fink|