Andrew McClanahan was born and raised in Overland Park, KS. He is the son of Brandon and Mia McClanahan and has two brothers and one sister. He started playing soccer at 5 years old. His first competitive experience came when he played up a year on an independent premiere team called O.P. Alliance from 5th grade to 10th grade. During his time with O.P. Alliance the team rose through the Kansas ranks and became one of the top premiere teams in the state for the 1995 age group by the time he finished playing with them.
After his time with O.P. Alliance he switched over to Toca F.C. MLS 1996. Andrew helped lead this team to the clubs first ever state cup final appearance. The team competed in heritage division 1 and MRL against some of the top teams in the MidWest area.
Andrew attended Shawnee Mission East High School where he played 3 years of varsity soccer and earned 1st team All Sunflower League, 2nd team All-State Kansas as a center midfielder and in his senior year he was team captain and team MVP. After highschool he began college at JCCC where he joined the soccer program. During his playing days there he earned KJCCC honorable mention and was a team captain as a sophomore. After he finished his two seasons with JCCC he switched over to MidAmerica Nazarene University. He helped the team to a round of 16 finish at Nationals for the 2016 season. At MNU he is majoring in Sports Management with an emphasis in Sports Dynamics and a minor in Coaching. He is expected to graduate in December of 2017.
Andrew greatly enjoyed his experience (teammates, coaches, style of play, what the club stood for) as a player with Toca and always dreamt of eventually being on the coaching side of things with the club and is super happy to have had that happen.