Anthony Anderson continues to rise up through the ranks of collegiate basketball coaching with the help of his master’s degree from the United States Sports Academy.
Anderson was recently named assistant head coach and director of player development for the women’s basketball program at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). He earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports coaching with an emphasis in NCAA compliance in 2013.
“Anthony has worked very hard in his career to recruit and coach his way up the ladder,” UTEP head women’s basketball coach Kevin Baker said. “He is becoming known as one of the best and brightest young coaches in the country. Anthony is a relentless recruiter and has a proven track record of signing high quality players. He will be an asset to our program as a recruiter and in player development. Anthony is the son of a coach and comes from a great coaching background. We welcome both Anthony and his fiancé, Jasmine, to the Borderland.”
Anderson joined the UTEP women’s basketball staff after working since 2014 as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball program at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). As an assistant coach, he was part of UTRGV’s record-breaking run from 2014-17 when it posted three consecutive 19-win seasons and three consecutive postseason tournament trips (2015 WBI, 2016 WNIT, 2017 WBI). The school added an 18-win season campaign and another WBI berth in 2019. In addition, UTRGV posted its first 19-win season in school history in 2014-15.
While at UTRGV, Anderson transitioned WAC Player of the Year Shawnte’ Goff from small forward to point guard during the 2015-16 season. She concluded her career rated no. 2 in school history with 336 assists. A first team All-District, second team All-Area, Offensive MVP and Academic All-District honoree, she is currently playing for the Czech Republic. Another of Anderson’s protégés was T’Ondria Nolen, who developed into one of the top point guards in the WAC. She led the league in assist/turnover ratio (2.08) and recorded 131 assists, the third-most in school history, during the 2014-15 season.
Anderson was associate head men’s coach at Paul Quinn College, an NAIA school, from 2011-12. He was an assistant men’s coach at Lamar State, an NJCAA program, from 2012-14.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from FIU in 2011, and his Masters in Sports Science and Compliance from the United States Sports Academy in 2013.