Following the peak of his lifting career during which time the former Resident Athlete at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs won a Bronze medal at the 1998 NACACI Championships, placed 5th at the 2001 Pan Am Championships and was a 2002 Pan Am Championship team member, Tysz advanced through USA Weightlifting's Mentor/Apprentice Coach Program in Colorado Springs from 2002-2003. He went on to coach at a USAW Community Olympic Development Program in Crown Point, Indiana from 2004 to 2007 and served briefly as USAW's Coaching Coordinator before taking on the coaching assignment at NMU. He graduated from University of South Florida with a bachelor’s of science degree in Secondary Physical Education in 1992 and received his master's degree in Sports Administration from Valparaiso University in 2007. Tysz grew up in New Port Richey, Florida and is a former football player and javelin champion. He enjoys philately, cycling and weightlifting in his free time.
The Resident Coach position at NMU will be filled locally through the end of the 2011-2012 school year.
Accomplished athlete and Level 3 Weightlifting Coach, Andy Tysz, has been named USA Weightlifting's new Coaching Education Director. Serving as the Resident Coach for weightlifting at the US Olympic Education Center at Northern Michigan University in Marquette since 2007, Andy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new charge of broadening and developing USAW's coaching education program.