Andre Bell enters his first year as an assistant coach for the Golden Eagles following his hiring on May 1, 2019.
Bell comes to Tech after spending five of the past seven years as an assistant and associate head coach at Moberly Area Community College in Moberly, Mo.
A native of Chicago, Bell had two stints coaching with Pat Smith at Moberly CC, including the most recent run from 2016-19 as his associate head coach and recruiting coordinator. In that span, the Greyhounds captured three straight MCCAC titles and Region 16 Conference championships. Bell helped lead Moberly to a 28-7 mark this past season, including a Region 16 Tournament crown, a District 4 championship and an appearance in the NJCAA Sweet 16.
The Greyhounds finished the 2017-18 campaign ranked No. 11 nationally by the NJCAA with a 26-5 overall record.
Prior to his return to Moberly, Bell spent two seasons in his hometown of Chicago as the assistant varsity boys basketball coach at St. Rita High School. During that time, the Mustangs won a Catholic League Conference title and an IHSA Regional championship with a 26-4 record in 2014-15.
In his first stint at Moberly, from 2012-14, Bell served as an assistant coach with Smith, helping guide the Mustangs to a pair of runner-up finishes in the Region 16 Conference.
A disciple of Smith’s, Bell also was a member of his staff at Trinity Valley Community College from 2008-12. In that time, the Cardinals posted a 91-37 mark, ranking ninth nationally by the NJCAA in the 2010-11 campaign after capturing a conference title.
Bell played for Coach Smith at Bemidji State University, lettering three seasons from 2005-08. Bell graduated from Bemidji with a bachelor’s degree in sports management in 2008. He has two sons, Andre Jr. and Keandre.