LEE ANDERSON APPOINTED HEAD COACH AT GLENVILLE STATE
Ferris State Women's Volleyball Assistant Coach Leaves Bulldog Post
Ferris State University women's volleyball assistant coach Lee Anderson recently announced his resignation after being selected for the head coaching post at West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) member Glenville State. A national search to fill Anderson's position is presently underway.
Anderson served as FSU's top assistant coach the last two seasons and helped guide the Bulldogs to a 40-21 (.656) overall mark during that stretch. He assisted in all phases of the program including on-floor coaching responsibilities, recruiting duties and administrative functions.
Ferris State claimed its ninth Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championship in 2004 after winning the league’s annual postseason tournament for the first time in school history. FSU, which also advanced to the NCAA-II National Tournament for the 12th time, concluded the 2004 campaign with a 25-7 overall record and a second place 14-4 GLIAC North Division mark. The Bulldogs were 15-14 overall during Anderson's initial season in 2003.
The 30-year old Anderson, who will remain at Ferris to assist with the program's summer camp program until July 17, replaces former Glenville State head coach Gerry Szabo at the NCAA Division II school in Glenville, W.Va. The Pioneers compiled a 10-27 overall record in 2004 and placed 13th of 15th league schools with a 3-15 conference ledger.
A native of Renfrew (Ontario), Canada, Anderson previously served as head coach for three seasons (2000-03) at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, prior to his arrival at Ferris State. He guided Lakehead to a 13-38 (.342) overall record in the Ontario University Athletics East Division during his three seasons at the helm, including a fifth-place finish in 2002-03. A National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Level III Accredited Volleyball Coach, Anderson was an assistant women’s volleyball coach and professor’s assistant at the University of Calgary (Alberta) in 1998-99.
Besides his collegiate coaching experience, Anderson has also coached various midget, youth and high school teams since earning a bachelor of science degree in human kinetics from the University of Ottawa (Ontario) in 1998. His previous head coaching positions included Henry Wisewood High School (1999) in Calgary, Ottawa’s Immaculata High School (1995-98) along with both the Northwestern Ontario Under-18 (2002) and Under-17 (2001-02) development teams.
A 1994 graduate of Renfrew Collegiate Institute, Anderson attained a masters of kinesiology degree in the art and science of coaching from Calgary in 2000 and is currently working towards a masters of sport psychology
degree at Lakehead.
Ferris State will open the 2005 campaign by hosting West Virginia State Thursday, Aug. 25, in a 7 p.m. (EDT) non-conference outing at FSU's Ewigleben Sports Arena in Big Rapids, Mich.
Ferris State University – Announced assistant women's volleyball coach Lee Anderson has resigned to become head coach at Glenville State (W.Va.)