By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
COLUMBUS, Ohio – On Monday, March 25, 2019, it was announced that assistant men's basketball coach Andy Winters will be leaving Capital University to accept a position as head men's basketball coach at Otterbein University.
Winters completed his fifth season as the assistant men's basketball coach, a season which the Crusaders were Ohio Athletic Conference co-regular season champions and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012. The nationally-ranked Crusaders housed the OAC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year (Austin Schreck) and two Academic All-Americans among a plethora of accolades that adorned the team and its players.
Winters also served as interim head coach for the 2015-16 season while Head Coach Damon Goodwin was on medical leave. The Crusaders got off to a fast start under Winters' leadership, winning seven of its first 10 games. Capital showed a four-win improvement from the previous season and of its losses, seven were by two possessions or less.
In a statement following the announcement of his hire, Capital head men's basketball coach Damon Goodwin said, "I am very proud of Andy [Winters] and his efforts at Capital, and honored that another OAC school would choose a coach from our program. Andy deserves this opportunity. He will always be a part of our basketball tradition and part of the Cap family."
Winters will assume his duties at Otterbein effective immediately.