In 5th/6th grades, we offer flag football and our teams participate within the Austin Inter-Parochial League (AIPL). The AIPL consists of numerous institutions throughout the greater Austin area, and the Highlander program consistently garners great success under the leadership of Coach Tom Costas.
For students in the 6th/7th/8th grades, we provide the opportunity to participate within a newly founded version of football called TackleBar. The game limits contact and bridges the gap between flag and tackle football. Players wear full pads and learn all of the traditional fundamentals of the game in a limited contact setting. This approach provides players an authentic football experience that decreases injuries and aims to increase participation in the sport. This team is not affiliated with a league.
At the Upper School, we currently have one 9th-12 grade program, with plans to return to SPC 3A football. The SPC 3A division consists of top academic and athletic schools that are located in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston, and Oklahoma City.
Coach Rick Reetz is in his inaugural year as Football Program Director at St. Andrew's. Most recently, Reetz was the Offensive Coordinator at the James Island Charter School (SC), but he preceded his time there with a ten-year span as Head Football Coach/Teacher at the Porter-Gaud School also in the Palmetto State.
During his time at the helm for the Cyclones, he produced winning seasons in nine of his ten seasons, earning a 77-38 record, five state semi-finals appearances, two state championship
appearances, and a spot in the South Carolina Independent School Association Shrine Bowl All-Star Game, where he emerged as the victorious head coach.
Reetz spent the majority of his early coaching years in Rhode Island, where he achieved notable high-performing teams, overall winning percentages, and personal coaching honors.
His New England head coaching stops included Cumberland High School (2005-09), Moses Brown School (1998-2005), and Burrillville High School (1993-97).
During his twelve-year span up north, his programs made state playoffs, claimed multiple championships, and received high rankings from both local and national media.
Since 1999, Reetz has mentored and recommended over 50 players to all levels of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Some of the notable colleges and universities include Clemson University (captain on the 2016 team, national-runner up), University of North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Syracuse University, Boston College, Dartmouth College, University of Pennsylvania, Tufts University, Carnegie-Mellon University, Occidental College and many more.