In recent years, several strokes and diabetes contributed to the failing health of Andros, who was known as "The Great Pumpkin."
"He was a big man, pretty round, and he always wore those big orange jackets," said current coach Mike Riley. "I think the name is pretty appropriate."
"Dee was a wonderful, warm human being, who just happened to be a great football coach," said former player Jess Lewis. "He cared about people and was a man you could trust and believe in. That is why he had success as a football coach and athletic director. I'll remember Dee being a trusting person who you could believe in."
His career record was only 51-64-1, and he caused a stir in 1969 when linebacker Fred Milton, one of the school's first black players, violated team rules by growing facial hair, a claim Milton himself denied.