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