Andy Lambert
Head Coach - 10th Season
Alma Mater: Trinity International

Andy Lambert is entering his 10th season as the head coach of the Sterling College Warrior football program and his 17th as a head coach.  Lambert has an overall record of 79-85.

In his nine seasons at Sterling, Lambert has gone 49-42, leading the Warriors to top three finishes in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) during five of those seasons.  While at Sterling, Lambert has won KCAC Coach of the Year in both 2004 and 2007.

After a rough 2011, Sterling started the rebuilding process in 2012. The Warriors went 3-7 and were able to give valuable experience to many young players. Defensively, the Warriors continued to be solid and finished 19th in the NAIA in total defense per game.

Sterling College took a big drop in 2011 after seven consecutive years of finishing at or above 0.500 and went 1-10. Even though the Warriors struggled with results, the defensive was stellar. The Sterling defense finished in the top 25 in the NAIA in four statistical categories under Lambert. SC ranked fourth in defensive pass efficiency, fifth in pass defense per game, 12th in scoring defense per game, and 22nd in total defense per game. Mike Talton was named to the BSN All-America Team for his performance under Lambert.

The 2010 season saw Sterling improve to a 7-3 record and a third place finish in the KCAC.  Defense was the strength of this Warrior team as Lambert's squad led the KCAC and was 17th nationally in scoring defense with 18.6 points per game.  Offensively, the Warriors ranked second in the KCAC in rushing offense by racking up 2031 yards on the ground in the season, an average of 203.1 yards per game.

In 2009, the Warriors finished the season with an overall record of 6-4 and finished fourth in the KCAC.  During that season, the Warriors led the KCAC in scoring defense.  The Warrior defense only gave up 17.3 points per game.  On offense, the Warriors ranked second in the KCAC in rushing offense.  Offensively, Sterling was able to gain 173.7 yards per game on the ground.

Sterling College tied for second in the KCAC during the 2008 season with a conference record of 7-2 and an overall record of 7-3.  In 2008, the Warriors ranked fourth nationally in rushing defense per game with 72.3 yards and had a stellar special teams unit that ranked sixth nationally in kick-off return yards per attempt and tenth nationally in punt return yards per attempt.  Defensively, the Warriors ranked second in the KCAC in total defense per game giving up only 274.8 yards per game.  On the offensive side of the ball, Sterling ranked second in the KCAC in rushing offense per game with an average of 221.2 yards per game.

During his fourth season at Sterling College, Lambert's 2007 squad finished third in the conference with a 7-2 KCAC record, 8-2 overall and Lambert earned KCAC Coach of the Year honors.  A big key to Sterling's success was turnover margin.  The Warriors led the nation in turnover margin per game at 1.9.  Offensively, Sterling led the KCAC and was eighth nationally in rushing offense per game, averaging 204.5 yards on the ground.  On the defensive side of the ball, Sterling gave up only 17.6 points per game which was third in the KCAC.  In 2007, Joey Gilsdorf was named a First Team All-American by the NAIA, the first player in Sterling history to earn that honor.

The 2006 Sterling College Warriors finished the KCAC season in third place with a 7-2 conference record, 7-3 overall.  On offense in 2006, Sterling ranked second in the KCAC in scoring offense per game by averaging 25.7 points per game.  The Warriors had just as strong of a season defensively, giving up only 12.7 points per game which was second in the KCAC for scoring defense.

A fourth place finish in the KCAC was the result of Lambert's Warriors in his second season at Sterling College.  The 2005 Warriors finished the season with a 5-4 record.  This Warrior squad was very good at rushing the football and was ranked fifth nationally in rushing offense with 245.2 yards per game.  Sterling also had the 21st ranked defense in the nation, giving up only 299.3 yards per game.

In his inaugural season at Sterling College, Lambert finished third in the conference with a 5-4 KCAC record, 5-5 overall after two consecutive 0-10 seasons prior to his arrival at SC.  The quick turnaround earned Lambert the 2004 KCAC Coach of the Year.  The ground game was a major strength for this Warrior team that had the third ranked rushing offense in the nation averaging 267.8 rushing yards per game.  On the defensive side of the ball, this team gave up only an average of 23.0 points per game.

Prior to coming to Sterling, Lambert served as head football coach at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. Lambert was the head coach at Trinity for seven years, but he was associated with TIU football as both a player and coach for fifteen years. During his last three seasons at Trinity, Lambert led the Trojans to an overall record of 22-11. During his final year at Trinity, Lambert's squad finished with an overall record of 8-3 and 19th national ranking in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The Trojans were also Mid-States West co-conference champions in 2003. Lambert was named Mid-States West "Coach of the Year" in both 2003 & 2001.

A native of Smith Center, Kansas, Lambert played football for legendary high school coach Roger Barta at Smith Center High School. After graduating from Smith Center High School, Lambert played wide receiver at Dodge City Community College in Dodge City, Kansas.

From Dodge City Community College, Lambert transferred to Trinity International University where he played receiver during his junior and senior seasons.

Andy and his wife Betsy have four daughters: Hannah, Lydia, Emma, and Sylvia.

Lambert holds a master's degree in education from Chicago State University and a bachelor's degree in physical education from Trinity International University.

2013 Football Roster
Roster for 2013 Football Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
1Joe SherrellSODB6-2185Aurora, Colo.
2Jordan ColemanSRWR6-5215North Port, Fla.North Port High School
3Antonio BrayJRRB5-8170Van Nuys, Calif.
4Isaac AmorinFRWR5-8155Waipahu, Hawaii
5Reggie LangfordJRQB6-3185Rancho Cordova, Calif.American River College
6Derek LeeFRWR5-11170Pasadena, Texas
7Dentton HudspethSOQB5-10175Denton, TexasDenton High School
8Kris LehmannSRLB6-0225Smith Center, Kan.Hutchinson Community College
9Matthew SchmidtSRTE6-3220San Jose, Calif.De Anza Junior College
10Brandon WilliamsFRQB6-3200Kansas City, Kan.Sumner Academy
11Mar E WhitsonFRLB5-8180Bleu Rapids, Kan.Valley Heights High School
12Justin MartinezFRQB5-11170San Antonio, Texas
12Koltyn RatliffFRDB5-9160Ness City, Kan.Ness City High School
13Eddie JuarezFRK/P5-8165Pleasant Hill, Calif.Clayton Valley High School
14Matt EdwardsJRRB5-8190Mena, Ark.
15Devondrick PalmerSRWR5-11180Easton, Texas
16Nathan FrameFRQB6-2170Kinsley, Kan.Kinsley High School
17Roy AbousamraSRWR6-0219Mountain View, Calif.De Anza High School
17Jacob HardimanFRDB6-2165Hanston, Kan.Pawnee Heights
18Oby RiosFRWR/RB5-10180Loveland, Colo.Front Range Community College
18Elias SiavoshaniSRDL6-2225Modesto, Calif.Cabrillo College
19Cedrique SmithJRDB6-0180Avondale, Ariz.
20Chet SkinnerSRWR5-11190Montezuma, Kan.Dodge City Community College
21Chris WilliamsJRDB6-0200Elk Grove, Calif.San Joaquin Delta College
22Greg WilliamsFRLB5-9210Los Banos, Calif.Los Banos High School
23Joel HernandezSOWR5-9165El Paso, Texas
24Josh SullivanJRLB6-0175Ulysses, Kan.Hutchinson Community College
25Chase KozakJRLB6-0210Valley Center, Kan.Remington High School
28Julian HowardFRDB5-8140Arlington, Texas
28Watie Vann IIFRLB5-11205Stilwell, Okla.Stilwell High School
29Mike LopezFRRB5-7175Wesley Chapel, Fla.Sunlake High School
30Chad BennettSOLB6-2200Sterling, Kan.Sterling High School
31James MorleySRLB6-0215Colorado Springs, Colo.Mitchell High School
32Marquis MillerJRRB5-9195Stockton, CalifSan Joaquin Delta College
32Trenton TurnerFRDB6-1190Washington, Kan.Washington County
33Matt BennettSRDB6-1195Sterling, Kan.Sterling High School
34Eli CopelandSRDB5-7170Wichita, Kan.
34Hugo HernandezFRLB5-8160Sterling, Kan.Sterling High School
35Aren CoppocFRWR6-1195Concordia, Kan.Concordia High School
36Casey ReddenFRLB5-10170Spur, Texas
37Tyus WilliamsFRDB5-11190Lewisville, Texas
38Tyler McCormickFRDB5-11140Middleburg, Fla
39Austin ColemanFRTE6-2195Mound City, Kan.Jayhawk-Linn High School
39Ryan FergusonSORB5-5200Arlington, Texas
40Stephen LanderosFRRB5-8170Maxville, Fla.Boulder Creek High School
41Mac MarshallFRLB5-7190Grantsville, UtahStansbury High School
42TJ DunksFRLB5-11208Flint, TexasThe Brookhill School
43Cody Van RyFRTE6-5210Alamosa, Colo.Alamosa High School
44Kalei AmorinJRRB5-10195Waipahu, HawaiiVentura College
45Jonathan FullbrightSRRB5-8200Fremont, Calif.
46Joe BauerFRLB5-10230Viola, Kan.Garden Plain High School
47Wade HoilmanFRLB5-11220Middleburg, Fla.Middleburg High School
47Hunter MorganFRLB6-0225State Line, Nev.George Whittell High School
48Johnathan HarrisSOLB5-10190Longview, Texas
49Adam GuthmillerSODL6-0260St. Francis, Kan.St. Francis Community High School
50Riley ArnemanFROL5-11215Winter Springs, Fla.Lake Mary High School
50Terrance DentonSOLB6-0225Beaumont, Texas
51Trey HutchinsFROL6-1255Lancaster, TexasTrinity Christian School
52T. Mike WalkerSROL5-10270Stillwater, Okla.Stillwater High School
53Adam FlowersFROL5-11205Pratt, Kan.Skyline Highschool
53Calvin JonesFRLB5-6175Sterling, Kan.
54Christopher ShettleroeFRLB5-10190Los Angeles, Calif.
55Zach BeimsJROL6-2290Concordia, Kan.Concordia High School
56Kyle CroakJROL5-11245Midwest City, Okla.Carl Albert High School
57Deacon DobbsSOLB5-9205Simi Valley, Calif.Grace Brethren High School
58Mike DewittJRDL5-11225Glendale, Ariz.
59Wes CatesSRDL5-11240Flagstaff, Ariz.
60Josh LadisFRLB6-0180Newton, Kan
61Clifford DialSODL6-1240Ore City, Texas
62Donovan SmithSOLB5-9200Fort Worth, Texas
63Johtavias MitchellFROL5-11300Tampa, FlaEast Bay High School
64Toby HatfieldSOOL6-2265Southlake, TexasSouthlake High School
65Chase JonesJROL6-6300Hutchinson, Kan.Hutchinson Trinity Catholic
66Dominuque WilkinsFRDL6-0225Orlando, FlaCypress Creek High shcool
67Keith LowreySOLB5-10240Claude, Texas
68Brock KenyonFROL6-1225Tyler, Texas
70Christopher GulickFROL6-3280Russell, KanRussell High School
71Lars LindFROL6-1220Golden, ColoGolden High School
72Caden FordFROL5-11225Haven, KanHaven High School
74Gabe DierksenSROL6-5280Sterling, Kan.Hutchinson Community College
76Kyle FinderSROL6-2270Kingman, Kan.Kingman High School
78Jacob SchmidtSOOL5-1260Tahlequah, Okla.
80PJ GreeneFRWR5-10185Chula Vista, CalifHilltop High School
81Austin CarrSOWR5-10165Duncanville, Texas
81Jalan HallFRWR5-11175Fort Worth, Texas
82Joey RamirezSOK6-1160Julesburg, Colo.
83Bo WesterfieldSOWR6-1160Wichita, Kan.Sunrise Christian Academy
84Cale CampbellJRWR6-1190Buckeye, Ariz.
85Renard BallardSRTE6-2240Dayton, Ohio
86Tyler WhiteFRWR5-10170Middleburg, Fla.
87Taylor BaumanFRWR5-11160Sabetha, KanSabetha High School
88Lance KnollaFRDB5-9165Junction City, Kan
89Jose EscanlanteFRWR5-5170Colorado Springs, Colo
89Scott HayworthFRWR5-8160Overland Park, Kan
91Sam GeretyFRDL5-11230Winchester, KanJefferson County North
94David StraitFRDL6-0220Concordia, Kan.Southwestern College
95Lance TerryJRDL6-2225Merced, CalifMerced College
96Nathan TerryJRDL6-2205Merced, CalifMerced College
97Troy QuenzerFRLB5-11200Colby, KanColby High School
98John DienstSODL6-0185Abbyville, Kan.
98Travis SimonFRDL6-1240Cheney, KanGarden Plain High School
99Zach SmithFRDL6-2227Ellsworth, Kan.Ellsworth junior senior high
Head Coach
10th season
Def. Coordinator/Associate Head Coach
10th season
Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
2nd season
Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
2nd season
Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers
2nd season
Defensive Line Coach
2nd season