Frank Anderson (baseball coach)
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|Born||February 14, 1959|
|Alma mater||Emporia State University|
|1979–1980||Mid-Plains Junior College|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1984–1987||Emporia State (assistant)|
|1987–1989||Howard College (asst.)|
|1990–1999||Texas Tech (asst.)|
|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.
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.
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.
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. In July 2012, Anderson was hired as the pitching coach for the Houston Cougars. On June 14, 2017, it was announced that Anderson would become the pitching coach for the Tennessee Volunteers.
Division I Head Coaching record
|Oklahoma State Cowboys (Big 12 Conference) (2004–2012)|
|2004||Oklahoma State||38–24||15–11||4th||NCAA Regional|
|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|
|2011||Oklahoma State||35–25||14–12||4th||NCAA Regional|
Postseason invitational champion
- http://www.lopers.com/documents/2010/2/18/UNK_Baseball_Letter.doc?id=247[permanent dead link]
- John Helsley, "OSU fires baseball coach Frank Anderson", The Oklahoman, May 29, 2012 (pay site).
- Foley, Brian (21 July 2012). "Frank Anderson Named Assistant Coach at Houston". CollegeBaseballDaily.com. CBD News Source. Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 21 July 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- UH pitching coach Frank Anderson to take job at Tennessee by Joseph Duarte. Houston Chronicle, 14 Jun 2017. Retrieved 2017-06-15.