(6-25-22) 1998 Winnebago grad Tellus ‘Andrew’ Truesdale will continue his boys basketball head coaching career this year at Summit Christian Academy in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

Truesdale replaces Chad Friess who steps down after one season as the Eagles boys head coach.

The last several years Treusdale has been a men’s basketball volunteer assistant coach in Dubuque at Clarke University, during that time he was a full-time Fellowship of Christian Athletes staff member.

Treusdale commented on his new job –

“Basketball is all about relationships. I’m excited about who this school is, and I’m excited that as a team we will work together and serve together.”

Before his stop in Iowa Truesdale spent 4 years as the head coach at Chaparral High School in Parker, Colorado. During his time there, he lead his team to a Sweet 16, Great 8, and a state runner-up finish in 5A. He also coached for two years at Valor Christian in Highlands Ranch, Colorado finishing in the Final 4 and as state runner-up. Truesdale spent time in the college ranks as well; coaching at Fort-Lewis College, Truett-McConnell College, and Berry College.

Truesdale is a graduate of Evangel University where he was the starting point guard of the 2002 NAIA National Championship team that finished with a record of 35-1. He has a master’s degree from Berry College.

Coach Truesdale and his wife, Sarah, have two young children.

Did you know…

Truesdale (sitting on the hoop above) was a member of the 1998 Winnebago (Illinois) Indians who went 22-5 overall and 10-0 and winning the Big Northern Conference White Division. Truesdale led the team in assists.