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Andy Bell Hall of Fame
Andy Bell Hall of Fame
Matt Rickey
Monday, February 08, 2021

EAST NOBLE HIGH SCHOOL WELCOMES:

2021 Hall of Fame Inductee

Andy Bell (1984-2021)

Dedication to excellence and sacrifice for those whom you serve are the hallmarks of a great educator; very few individuals have ever demonstrated those qualities as well, and for as long, as Mr. Andy Bell has at East Noble High School.

For three decades Coach Bell has given the best he has to his students and athletes, setting a standard of excellence that ultimately has brought him to this honor.

Andy graduated from Wabash College in 1981 with a Bachelors's in History.  As he began his career in the classroom, he immediately began to show his versatility in coaching and a unique ability to reach kids and to bring out their best.

He coached Track at Avilla Middle School from 1984-2004 and Football at Avilla from 1985-1999.  At East Noble High School, he coached Freshman Football from 2002-2009 and was a Girls Track assistant coach for 2005 and ’06, becoming Head Girls Track Coach in 2007, a position he still holds.

Andy’s skill as a program director was immediately evident, as East Noble continued its outstanding Track and Field reputation, and his teams have won numerous team and individual honors.

In his time coaching, Coach Bell produced 16 athletes that won a total of 22 Conference Championships and led a staggering 43 Sectional Champions. 

At the State level, Coach Bell guided 15 Indoor Track state qualifiers and 7 Outdoor state qualifiers.  He also had 11 Academic All-State honorees and had one Indiana All-Star performer

Always a team motivated coach, Andy’s teams were NE8 Conference Champions in 2016, ’18, and ’19 and Sectional Champions in 2014, ’16, ’18, and ’19. 

His achievements did not go unnoticed, as Coach Bell garnered several honors, including being named KPC Coach of the Year in 2014, ’16, and ’18.

Through his entire teaching and coaching career, Coach Bell has built platforms for countless students and athletes to succeed.

He lives in Kendallville with his wife Rebecca.  They have four children: Elizabeth (Bell) Reitzel, Anthony Bell, Lillian (Bell) Miracle, and Edward Bell.

The successes of Coach Bell’s athletic teams are equaled only by his love of his athletes, programs, school, and community.  Andy Bell will forever be a standard by which all coaches and educators at East Noble are measured by.  It is an honor to welcome him into the East Noble Hall of Fame.