Andrew Wagstaff is entering his second season as an assistant coach for the Wolverines. Wagstaff joined the U-M coaching staff following a one-year stint with the Michigan Bucks as an assistant coach. He also has served as Director of Coaching and President of the Bloomfield Force youth soccer club out of Bloomfield, Mich. Wagstaff, a native of Liverpool, England, comes to Michigan with over 20 years of youth soccer coaching experience in both Michigan and England.
Wagstaff was a four-year letterwinner and 1994 graduate of Oakland University, where he was named to the 1994 Umbro All-Midwest Regional team as a senior. He led the Golden Grizzlies to a national semifinal appearance in 1991 and an appearance in the NCAA Championship game in 1994. Wagstaff was also named a NSCAA Athletic Academic All-American in 1992. Prior to his collegiate career, Wagstaff spent time as a youth player with the Bury Football Club and the Huddersfield Town AFC both of the English Second Division. Wagstaff also played with the Detroit Neon and Detroit Rockers as a professional indoor soccer player and with the Michigan Bucks.
As Director of Coaching and President of the Bloomfield Force, Wagstaff has worked extensively with youth soccer players in Michigan as well as at the high school level. Wagstaff's Lasher High School boys' varsity team won the MHSAA Division II State Championship in 1999 and took home runner up honors in 2002. For his efforts, Wagstaff was named MHSAA District and Regional High School Coach of the Year both years and added the Oakland County Coaches Boy's High School Coach of the Year Honor in 1999.
Wagstaff also coached the Bloomfield Force '89 boys to the USYSA 2008 Michigan State Cup Championship. Wagstaff, who resides in Royal Oak, holds a USSF "A" License.