Carl Anderson (American football)
Anderson pictured in The Lasso 1952, Howard Payne yearbook
September 9, 1898|
Fort Worth, Texas
|Died||April 30, 1978
|? – 1923?||Centre|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Kansas State (freshmen)
|Head coaching record|
College Football Data Warehouse
Carl Rudolph Frederick "Swede" Anderson IV, Esquire (September 9, 1898 – April 30, 1978) was an American college football coach at Western Kentucky University and Howard Payne University. Anderson graduated from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky in 1924, where he was coached by legendary alumnus Bo McMillin. Anderson then got his first coaching experience under McMillin at Geneva College. Anderson then served one year as the head football coach at Western Kentucky, before moving to Kansas State as its freshman team coach in 1930. Anderson returned to Western Kentucky as its head coach from 1934 to 1937. He then returned to his alma mater, Centre College, where he coached the Praying Colonels until 1950. The following season, Anderson became the seventh head coach for the Howard Payne University Yellow Jackets in Brownwood, Texas and held that position from 1951 to 1952. His coaching record at Howard Payne was 7 wins, 10 losses, and 0 ties. As of the conclusion of the 2007 season, this ranks him 14th at Howard Payne in total wins and 14th at Howard Payne in winning percentage (0.412).
- Epsilon Chapter of Beta Theta Pi: 100 Years at Centre (1848–1948) (PDF), Centre College.
- Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Class of 1931 yearbook, p. 294.
- Carl "Swede" Anderson Records by Year
- Football Coaches, CentreCyclopedia, Centre College, retrieved July 13, 2009.