Frank Anderson (baseball coach)

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Frank Anderson
Current position
TitlePitching coach
Biographical details
Born (1959-02-14) February 14, 1959 (age 62)
Alma materEmporia State University
Playing career
1979–1980Mid-Plains Junior College
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1984–1987Emporia State (assistant)
1987–1989Howard College (asst.)
1990–1999Texas Tech (asst.)
2000–2003Texas (asst.)
2004–2012Oklahoma State
2013–2017Houston (asst.)
2017–presentTennessee (PC)
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
Big 12 Tournament (2004)

Frank Anderson (born February 14, 1959) is an American college baseball coach and former outfielder. He is the pitching coach at the University of Tennessee. Anderson played college baseball at Mid-Plains Junior College from 1979 to 1980 and University of Nebraska at Kearney from 1981 to 1982. He served as the head coach at Oklahoma State University from 2004 to 2013.

Early life[edit]

A native of Grant, Nebraska, Anderson graduated from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas in 1983 and received his master's degree from the school in 1985. Prior to attending ESU, Anderson was a junior college All-American at Mid-Plains College in North Platte, Nebraska, and then an All-District and All-Area outfielder at University of Nebraska at Kearney.[1]


Upon completing his bachelor's degree in physical education, Anderson began his coaching career at Emporia State while working on his master's in science with an emphasis in exercise physiology. He helped the Hornets reach the 1984 NAIA World Series and then accepted the assistant coaching position at Howard College in Big Spring, Texas, in 1987. Over his three seasons there, the Hawks not only ranked among the top 20 junior colleges in the country, but also had 26 of Anderson’s pupils drafted by major league clubs.

Prior to serving as head coach for the Cowboys, Anderson was an assistant coach for the Texas Longhorns from 2000 to 2003 and pitching coach with the Texas Tech Red Raiders from 1990 to 1999.

At Oklahoma State, Anderson's team won the 2004 Big 12 Conference Baseball Tournament. In 2005, his team went 34–25, including an upset over the top ranked Texas Longhorns. In 2006, OSU went 41–20, and earned a number 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. His program reached a national ranking of 12th. In his final four seasons he had an overall record of 130–100 overall (44–58 in the Big 12). After his team failed to qualify for the NCAA tournament, Anderson was fired on May 29, 2012.[2] In July 2012, Anderson was hired as the pitching coach for the Houston Cougars.[3] On June 14, 2017, it was announced that Anderson would become the pitching coach for the Tennessee Volunteers.[4]

Frank Anderson and his wife Sandra have two children: a son, Brett, who is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball, and a daughter, Katelyn.

Division I Head Coaching record[edit]

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Oklahoma State Cowboys (Big 12 Conference) (2004–2012)
2004 Oklahoma State 38–24 15–11 4th NCAA Regional
2005 Oklahoma State 34–25 12–15 6th
2006 Oklahoma State 41–20 18–9 2nd NCAA Regional
2007 Oklahoma State 42–21 16–11 3rd NCAA Super Regional
2008 Oklahoma State 44–18 18–9 2nd NCAA Regional
2009 Oklahoma State 34–24 9–16 8th NCAA Regional
2010 Oklahoma State 29–26 8–19 9th
2011 Oklahoma State 35–25 14–12 4th NCAA Regional
2012 Oklahoma State 32–25 13–11 5th
Oklahoma State: 329–208
Total: 329–208

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ John Helsley, "OSU fires baseball coach Frank Anderson", The Oklahoman, May 29, 2012 (pay site).
  3. ^ Foley, Brian (21 July 2012). "Frank Anderson Named Assistant Coach at Houston". CBD News Source. Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 21 July 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ UH pitching coach Frank Anderson to take job at Tennessee by Joseph Duarte. Houston Chronicle, 14 Jun 2017. Retrieved 2017-06-15.

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