|Hometown:||Moreno Valley, Calif.|
Andre McGee joined the staff as an Assistant Coach in April of 2014. He came to Kansas City after spending the previous four seasons as part of the University of Louisville staff, where he worked with ‘Roos Head Coach Kareem Richardson.
His first season in Kansas City was step in the right direction in 2014-15, and generated several program firsts. The 8-6 WAC record was the first above .500 at UMKC since 2005-06, and its second place finish matched the highest ever in league play. UMKC finished with a 6-1 WAC home record, the best in school history in league play. The ‘Roos picked up a win in the WAC Tournament, the first for UMKC in the postseason since 2007. The ‘Roos also played 33 games, the most in school history. Martez Harrison was named an AP honorable mention All-American, becoming the first ever in D-I history. Harrison was also named the WAC Player of the Year, becoming the second UMKC player ever to win the award.
For the previous two years before his arrival, he was the Director of Basketball Operations for the Cardinals and Hall of Fame Coach Rick Pitino, while serving as a Program Assistant the previous two. He also played for the Cardinals from 2005-09.
While on the staff at Louisville, the squad had immense success, winning the 2013 National Championship, advancing to the 2012 Final Four, winning two Big East regular season and tournament titles, and an American Athletic Conference regular season and tournament crown.
As the starting point guard his senior year in 2009, he led the Cardinals to the Big East regular season and tournament championships, earning the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament and advancing to the Elite Eight. He also helped UofL to the Elite Eight in 2008 and started 57 career games for the Cardinals.
After his playing career was complete he played professionally in Germany for Phoenix Hagen in 2009 before returning to Louisville in 2010 to join the staff.
A product of Moreno Valley, California, he played at Canyon Springs High School where he was a top 50 player nationally. He comes from a basketball family, as his father Anthony (Long Beach State) and brothers Tony (Eastern Washington) and Antoine (Colorado) all played in the college ranks.
McGee earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Louisville in 2009, before getting his master’s in exercise physiology from there in 2013.