DOVER, Del. - At halftime of the Wesley College Football Team's home opener, the Wolverines took the time to celebrate the life and mourn the loss of a Wolverine legend, former football head coach Bob Andrus.
Wesley College President Robert E. Clark II was joined on the field at halftime by the family of Bob Andrus, as well as a large contingent of former players and coaches during the legendary coach's tenure. President Clark presented the Andrus family with a commemorative plaque, dedicated to Andrus' accomplishments and all that he meant to Wesley College. Former assistant coach under Bob Andrus, and Wesley Football public address announcer John Leone put together a touching dedication for the ceremony as well.
The Wolverines' former head coach was an instrumental figure in the college's transition from junior college to NCAA Division III member, and helped to bring a new era to Wesley football and Wesley athletics. He built the foundation for the Wolverines' current success.
In 1967 Bob was hired as the head football coach at Wesley College and won the Tri-State Conference championship his first two seasons. In 1970, the Wolverines appeared in the Sterling Silver Bowl in Hutchison, Kansas where the squad ended the season as the second ranked Junior College football team in the nation. That year he also won his first Coastal Conference championship. Bob's team won again in 1976. Bob was named Coastal Conference "Coach of the Year" in 1970 & 1976 and was three-time head coach of the Coastal Conference All-Star game. He coached until 1987, a tenure of 21 years.
Andrus passed away in November of 2015.