Dixie State assistant May named Head Coach at Snow College

In the 5/3 edition of the Daily Dirt, I mentioned Dixie State assistant Andrew May as a finalist at NJCAA D1 Snow College. He has now officially been hired – here’s the release from Snow:

Snow College announced today the hiring of Andrew May as their new Men’s basketball coach.

Andrew May, born in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, comes to Snow College after three years at Dixie State University as assistant coach/recruiting coordinator for former Snow College head coach Jon Judkins. Coach May helped the Trailblazers in 2019-2020 win a Division II RMAC Championship, NCAA Tournament Appearance, while tying the school record for most wins in a season. Coach May then helped lead Dixie State into the Western Athletic Conference in Division I in 2020-2021, making history with 8 wins in their first season including the departments first Division I home, road and league wins. In 2021-2022, Dixie State improved to 13 wins in their second season of Division I and beating in state rivals Southern Utah and Utah Valley University, while for the first time in school history, knocking off the first top-100 and previous NCAA tournament team Grand Canyon.

“I am grateful for the opportunity Rob Nielson and President Cook have afforded me as head men’s basketball coach,” Coach May said. “Snow College is a special place, where I believe we can have continued success to inspire our community and enhance the opportunities of our players. I have a passion for building teams, developing leaders and skilled basketball players by teaching them principles that will transcend their sport and help them in their lives. I’m excited to return to my roots in Sanpete County, where my father Mike May was also the head coach at North Sanpete high school.” 

Previous to Dixie State, Coach May worked at Brigham Young University in two separate stints including from 2011-2015 and from 2006-2011 under Cougar coach Dave Rose. May helped BYU to three-straight NIT postseason appearances, highlighted by a trip to the semifinals at Madison Square Garden in 2016. May was also part of the team in 2011 that went to the Sweet 16 and set the school record for the most wins lead by Consensus National Player of the Year Jimmer Fredette. 

Prior to his time at BYU, Coach May served as an assistant coach at Salt Lake CC, where he helped lead the Bruins to a pair of SWAC championships and a pair of NJCAA national tournament appearances. During May’s tenure he coached five All-Americans, including NBA player Gary Payton II. May and the SLCC coaching staff also saw 15 players move on to compete at in the NCAA Division I level.

Coach May began his coaching career as an assistant varsity coach at Orem (UT) High School from 2003-04. He played basketball at Lone Peak (UT) High School, where he still holds the single-season and single-game assist records. He holds Bachelor’s (2010) and Master’s (2011) degrees in Exercise Science from BYU. He and his wife Marissa are the parents of five children.

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