Schools K- 12 Rep
Covenant Christian High School, Indianapolis, IN
Andy Gossel is the Director Athletics at Covenant Christian HS in Indianapolis, IN, a post which he has hold for over nine years. In addition to running the athletic department, Gossel is the head varsity baseball coach, works in the school weight room in the summer, and oversees all of the athletic field maintenance for the school's soccer field and baseball field. Andy has worked on the game day grounds crew for the Indianapolis Indians since 2010. He will also begin oversight of field maintenance for Ben Davis Little League this year, where he has been involved with field renovation projects and been an assistant coach in the past.
Andy has served the STMA on the Awards Committee and the Conference Education Committee recent years. He hopes to help re-start the Indiana STMA chapter in the next few years. He was also awarded the 2002 STMA HS/Parks Baseball Field of the Year Award while at Arlington Baptist School (Baltimore, MD) and has volunteered in the past on grounds crews for both the Little League World Series in Williamsport and the Central Region in Indianapolis. Gossel and his wife Laura were married in 1997 and have three children: Ty (10), Jacob (8), and Elyssa (5). He holds a B.S. Degree in Physical Education and Bible from Baptist Bible College (Clarks Summit, PA).
Vision for STMA:
I see STMA as a great tool for sports turf managers to learn, network, and grow. I want to help continue and even improve the means by which sports turf managers at all levels are able to work together and not improve their own fields and grow personally, but help others around them do the same.