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Colville returns to the hardwood as new head coach of Lincoln boys basketball team

Andy Colville
Posted at 12:16 PM, Jun 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-07 18:49:46-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — When Andy Colville stepped down as the Godby boys basketball coach in 2020, he told ABC 27 that he was not retiring, just stepping down. If the right situation came about, he would return to the basketball court.

The right situation is here, as on Tuesday, Colville announced that he is making his return to the hardwood as head coach of the Lincoln boys basketball team. Colville has coached in the Big Bend for two decades, spending time at Rickards before being hired at Godby. He coached the Cougars for 13 years, leading them to an undefeated season and a state championship in 2015.

Colville made it clear he has those same expectations as a Trojan, and he's excited to get back on the sidelines once again.

"Both my daughters just graduated, and you know, my mom had passed a couple of years ago, so I knew I needed a little time to catch myself," he said of taking the last two years off. "It's time I get back to what I think my calling is. Our goal, where ever I am at, realistic or not, is to try and get to Lakeland. Whether that's this year, next year, or three years from now, that'll be the goal."

Coach said he'll spend the next few days watching and learning what he can about this team, and then they'll get to work.