Clary Anderson

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Clary Anderson
Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born c. 1911
Died August 1988
Playing career
1932–1934 Colgate
Position(s) End
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1969–1975 Montclair State
1970–1976 Montclair State
1977 Fairleigh Dickinson
Head coaching record
Overall 46–20–3 (college football)
170–73 (college baseball)
209–23–6 (high school football)
Accomplishments and honors
5 NJSAC (1969–1973)
All-American, 1932
All-American, 1933

Clarence Oscar "Clary" Anderson (c. 1911 – August 1988) was an American football and baseball player and coach in the United States. He was the head baseball and football coach for the Montclair State University Red Hawks in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. In seven seasons as football head coach he compiled a record of 46–20–3, including the first five straight conference titles in the newly formed New Jersey State Athletic Conference from 1969 to 1973. Prior to that, he was the very successful head coach in football for decades at Montclair High School.

As the Red Hawks' baseball coach, Anderson went 150–60 in six seasons. For his highly successful coaching efforts he was inducted into the Montclair State University Hall of Fame.

Head coaching record[edit]

College football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Rank#
Montclair State Red Hawks (New Jersey State Athletic Conference) (1969–1975)
1969 Montclair State 8–2 3–0 1st
1970 Montclair State 9–1 3–0 1st W Knute Rockne Bowl
1971 Montclair State 7–2 3–0 1st
1972 Montclair State 6–4 3–2 T–1st
1973 Montclair State 6–4 4–0 1st
1973 Montclair State 6–3–1 2–2 3rd
1975 Montclair State 4–4–2 4–1 2nd
Total: 46–20–3
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