Telvester_AndersonJackson State basketball coach Tevester Anderson is retiring, the school announced Monday.

Anderson, 76, coached JSU the last 10 years, compiling an 11-18 record in the just completed season. The Canton native was the head coach at Murray State before coming to JSU and was a long-time assistant coach at Auburn and Georgia before working at Murray State, first as an assistant.

His 2010 JSU team finished 17-1 in the SWAC and his 2007 team was 21-14 overall, with a 12-6 SWAC record. Overall, his record at JSU was 149-170.

“We sincerely thank Coach Anderson for his contributions to Jackson State University,” JSU athletic director Vivian Fuller said in a statement. “He is truly a professional in collegiate athletics.”

Anderson could not immediately be reached for comment, but he was quoted in a news release from the school.

“It has been a pleasure guiding the Jackson State men’s basketball program,” Anderson said in the release. “I think Jackson State is one of the premiere athletic programs in the nation. I am grateful for having been able to come back to my home state and lead the Tigers.”

Courtesy: Jackson State Sports Information


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