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Andre Lodree Jr. was born & raised in Chicago, Illinois & its surrounding suburbs. Growing up his home life was centered on faith in God and family.  Early on, it was evident he developed two interests – basketball & education. He focused on his academic studies while learning & perfecting the sport of basketball. He excelled in his education by attending and graduating from North Shore Country Day School, Triton College with an Associate of Arts in Education, and Dominican University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology. His basketball playing career includes high school varsity at North Shore, college basketball at Triton College that finished 8th nationally among junior colleges, and semi-professional with the Chicago Steam.

​After an extensive basketball career, he desired to give back to his community and the sport and transitioned his gifts & talents to nonprofit work and coaching. In 2013, he co-founded a nonprofit organization Four Point Play, Inc., that focuses on fortifying the individual’s mind, body and spirit through sports.

Currently, he is the Head Men's Basketball Coach for Moody Bible Institute. From 2018 - 2021, he became the Junior Varsity Boys’ Head Coach for Walther Christian Academy and transitioned to Head Varsity Basketball Coach. In 2019, he joined the Chicago Bulls staff as a Youth Hoops Coach and Brand Ambassador. He is married with four children and believes that leading by example is the key to success at home, on the basketball court, and in life.

Train up a child in the way they should go: and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 27:17

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