The longest tenured coach on Dave Dickerson's staff, Andrew Novick begins his fifth season as an assistant coach for Tulane basketball team.
In four seasons, Novick, 32, has played an instrumental role in helping the Green Wave to 60 wins, four straight Conference USA Tournament opening round victories and three players have garnered all-conference honors.
In 2007-08, Novick helped the Wave to back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in over 10 years with a 17 victories, and TU posted a win over Marshall in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament before falling in the quarterfinal round.
Novick's second season saw the Wave post a 17-13 overall record, a 9-7 Conference USA mark, which was good enough for a fourth place finish, and TU advanced to the C-USA Tournament semifinals for the first time since 1999-2000. Tulane's league win total was the most in 10 years.
During his first season on the Green Wave staff, Novick helped Tulane to a 12-17 overall record, a sixth-place finish in Conference USA action and to the quarterfinals of the 2006 Conference USA Tournament with a first round victory over Marshall.
Novick was the final hire by head coach Dave Dickerson for the Tulane men's basketball coaching staff two years ago. Novick was reunited with Dickerson after serving as a graduate assistant with Dickerson at Maryland.
He was a graduate assistant on Gary Williams' staff at Maryland for the last two years. He joined the Terrapins for their 2003-04 ACC Championship campaign, making his return to basketball after three years in corporate America and a stint as the assistant varsity basketball coach at Cheverus High School in Portland, Maine.
A native of Portland, Maine, Novick became Maryland basketball's inaugural graduate assistant after being introduced to the program during the 2003 Gary Williams Basketball Camp. In addition to assisting in the day-to-day activities of the basketball office, Novick's responsibilities included supporting recruiting, assisting in the management of Coach Williams' daily schedule, supervising the student-managers and assisting in operations.
After earning a varsity letter and captaining Deering High's basketball team, Novick earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Chicago in 1999. During his college years he managed and coached in the Yes! To Youth program in Portland, Maine, a basketball clinic that serves approximately 400 middle and high schoolers annually.
Novick is married to the former Sabrina Saraf and the couple resides in New Orleans. The couple has one son: Alexander Remy Novick, who was born on October 1, 2008.