Andrew Kettel started his coaching career in 1998 as a volunteer assistant coach for the Scranton Prep Cavaliers freshman team, moving up to the junior varsity and varsity level in 2000. In 2002, Coach Kettel was hired as the head JV coach and guided the Cavaliers for the next four seasons accumulating over 60 wins. He also served as Athletic Director at St. Paul’s School.
In July 2007, Coach Kettel was appointed the head boys’ basketball coach at Lackawanna Trail High School, where he led the Lions to an overall record of 77-70, guiding them to two Lackawanna League Championship games, winning the trophy in 2010-11 season. That same year, the Trail boys’ basketball team was selected as the recipient of the Scranton Chapter of PIAA Basketball Officials’ Donald L. Klee Sportsmanship Award.
Between regular seasons, Coach Kettel has successfully coached a variety of age groups in the AAU regional programs at Hoop City & Backcourt Hoops, as well as participating with his teams in numerous summer basketball camps at Villanova University, Saint Joseph’s University, The University of Notre Dame and Michigan State University.
Since taking over at Scranton Prep, Coach Kettel has led the Cavaliers to 93 wins and 13 loses, 4 Lynett Tournament Championships (’13, ’14,’15,’16),3 Lackawanna League Championships(’15,’16,’17) 3 District II Championships (’15,’16,’17). Kettel has an overall record of 170 wins and 83 loses.
Coach Kettel was selected as one of 50 Positive Coaching Alliance’s 2017 Double Goal Coach National Winners presented by TeamSnap. Coach Kettel was also presented with the Walter Venesky Award by the Bochicchio Sports Initiative. NPF Sports named Kettel the 2017 District 2 Big School Coach of the year.
Coach Kettel has served as the chairman of Coaches vs. Cancer of NEPA since 2008. In that short time, his efforts have helped to raise over 1.2 million dollars in the fight against cancer.