Jamilah Johns Andrews is entering her third season as the Holmes Lady Bulldogs head coach and seventh overall year for the program. During Andrews’ two season stint as head coach, the Lady Bulldogs has had several players receive individual awards: All Region 23 (Tamia Grady), MACJC 1st Team All-State (Tamia Grady, Carmesha Nalls) and MACJC 2nd Team All-State (DeNesha Dillard, Taylor Johnson). In addition to the athletic accomplishments, the Lady Bulldogs had a former player who not only received the NJCAA Student-Athlete Academic Awards, but served as president of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society.
A native of Starkville, MS, Andrews earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Environmental Sciences from the University of Alabama in December 2002. Two years following graduation, Andrews’ began her professional career in 2005 when signed with Club Baloncesto Islas Canarias team in Gran Canarias, Spain (Las Palmas).
Andrews began her collegiate playing career at Louisiana State University. LSU Lady Tigers made two appearances to the NCAA tournament, "Sweet Sixteen" and "Elite Eight," during her tenure under the leadership of the legendary coach, Sue Gunter.
Two years later Andrews transferred to the University of Alabama where she was named Co-Captain of her team. She was the only senior to start every game and averaged 11.5 points and 7.8 rebounds. During her senior season at Bama, she was rewarded as the team’s best in field goal percentage, the team’s leading rebounder and team’s leader in blocked shots.
A stand-out athlete at Starkville High School, Andrews averaged 15 points and 16 rebounds as a prep senior. She also participated in track, volleyball and cross-country. As a member of SHS State track team in 1995 and 1998, Andrews’ received the Ironman award and was named an All-State high jumper her senior year.
Jamilah is married to Carlos Andrews and is the mother of three daughters: Carleigh, Kelsi, and Khloe.