Who Was Guy East, Andrew East Dad? Father-Son Relationship

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Renowned athlete-turned-influencer Andrew East faced a poignant loss in late 2022 with the passing of his dad, Guy East.

Andrew’s active presence in the influencer sphere has allowed fans to delve into the intricacies of his life.

Born on September 17, 1991, Andrew Dean East has etched his name in the world of sports as a former American football long snapper.

Hailing from Vanderbilt, he honed his skills in college football before embarking on a dynamic journey with several NFL teams, culminating in his latest stint with the Washington Commanders.

Andrew East’s leadership prowess became evident when he earned the captaincy of the North Central High School football team in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Andrew East And Shawn Johnson
Andrew East And Shawn Johnson (Source: PEOPLE)

Over his three-year tenure, he showcased his defensive and special teams prowess, leaving an indelible mark on the 5A division school in the Indianapolis area.

During his sophomore and junior years, East held the linebacker position, amassing an impressive 110 tackles as a junior.

Notably, he not only secured the title of All-Around-Area linebacker but also exhibited his versatility by simultaneously serving as the team’s long snapper.

In his senior year, East emerged as a first-year starter, contributing significantly with 64 tackles and seven quarterback sacks.

His on-field achievements were complemented by academic excellence, as he was honored with the prestigious Indiana Academic All-State award.

Who Was Guy East, Andrew East Dad?

Andrew East dad, Guy East, born on December 9, 1959, left an indelible mark on December 27, 2022, just days after celebrating his 63rd birthday.

A true football enthusiast, he passed down his passion to his son Andrew, who followed in his athletic footsteps, although Andrew has since retired from the sport.

Guy’s academic journey took him to Purdue University from 1978 to 1982, where he excelled in both academics and American football, earning a Bachelor of Science in Building and Construction.

Subsequently, he pursued higher education, obtaining a Master of Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, laying the foundation for a successful career in the construction industry.

Andrew's Father Guy East
Andrew’s Father Guy East (Source: X)

Beyond his professional pursuits, Guy East embraced the world of apiculture, sharing his deep love for bees through various social media platforms.

His dedication to beekeeping added a unique and personal dimension to his public presence.

A man of faith, Guy was not only a devoted Christian but also a loving husband and doting grandfather.

His multifaceted life, blending sports, academia, and a passion for nature, paints a vivid portrait of a remarkable individual whose memory will be cherished by those who knew him.


In December 2022, Guy peacefully passed away in his sleep, leaving Andrew East’s siblings and the entire family profoundly shaken by the suddenness of his departure.

The heartbreaking news was conveyed to the public through a poignant Facebook post, where the family shared their collective sorrow and paid tribute to the memory of their beloved patriarch.

A Little On Andrew East

Andrew East shares a life of love and achievement with his wife, the celebrated Olympic gymnast and gold medalist Shawn Johnson.

Their journey began with a captivating engagement on July 24, 2015, at the iconic Wrigley Field during a Chicago Cubs game.

The culmination of their love story unfolded on April 16, 2016, when they exchanged vows in the enchanting setting of Franklin, Tennessee.

Presently, the couple resides in the vibrant city of Nashville, Tennessee, where they’ve built a family.

Their household is joyfully populated with three adorable children, with a daughter joining the family in October 2019, followed by a son in July 2021.

Adding to the delight, a third child arrived in December 2023, the details of whose gender are yet to be revealed.

Andrew East Family
Andrew East Family (Source: X)

Beyond their family life, Andrew East showcased his athleticism in seasons 13 and 14 of the popular show American Ninja Warrior, demonstrating his physical prowess on a different stage.

In 2022, East exhibited his philanthropic spirit by generously donating $50,000 to Feeding America.

Notably, he initiated “THE GREAT RESET,” an impactful gesture that sent YouTuber Ryan Trahan back to the humble sum of one penny, creating ripples of charitable impact.

Further expanding their influence, Andrew and Shawn ventured into sports ownership in 2022.

They joined the ownership group of Angel City FC, a prominent team in the National Women’s Soccer League, marking a significant stride in their shared endeavors.

Pranaya Poudel
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Stargazer, & Rock n' Roller I Pranaya Poudel, am a content writer and editor for playersbio.com. Coffee lover and kind of a loner. Favorite Teams: Milwaukee Bucks (NBA), Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) Favorite Players: Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden & Patrick Mahomes FYI I believe in Alien!!!

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