Fall 2012 marks Jamilah Johns Andrews' first season as head coach of the Lady Bulldogs. Prior to being named head coach, she served as assistant coach under longtime head coach Ronnie Aldy.
Andrews came to Holmes from Fort Worth, TX where she served as an assistant coach for the Lady All-Starz whom she helped lead to a 31-5 record.
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 her graduation, Andrews’ professed that her love for the game was so deep that she was determined to compete once more.Andrews’ professional career began in September 2005 when signed with Club Baloncesto Islas Canarias team in Las Palmas, Spain. There she earned a starting position in the line-up, earned MVP for the Spanish Women Basketball League Top Division and currently holds the record as the first female to slam dunk for the team.
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.
Andrews was born on June 23, 1980 and is married to Carlos Andrews, who is also employed by Holmes Community College as Director of Intramural Sports. They have three beautiful daughters, Carleigh, Kelsi and Khloe.