Andy Keller joined the NMU Nordic Skiing program as Assistant Coach in August of 2017. In his first season, Keller helped guide both the men's and women's programs to CCSA and NCAA Central Region championships with perfect scores at three of the four meets. Additionally, Keller helped guide Ian Torchia to an NCAA title, the seventh in program history, in the 20-kilometer freestyle event at the NCAA Championships.
Prior to becoming a part of the Wildcats program, Keller was a Team Head Coach for the Central Cross Country Skiing Association (CXC) where he trained athletes that advanced to the 2016 U23 World Championships and the 2017 World Championships Ski Team. Keller also trained a skier to the 2017 US National Title in the 15k skate during his stint as a team head coach.
For three years prior, Keller was the Development Coach for CXC in charge of their junior Programming. During this time, Keller coached a junior national team, four All-American skiers, and had an athlete compete for the U18 Nations Cup team. He also coached 17 junior national team qualifiers and five Wisconsin State Ski Champions.
During his coaching career, Keller has also served on the staff for three World Junior Championship and three U23 World Championship teams.
Collegiately, Keller competed at Michigan Technological University where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Coaching Fundamentals.