Frank Anderson (baseball coach)
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|Born||February 14, 1959|
|Alma mater||Emporia State University|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Texas Tech (assistant)
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Big 12 Tournament (2004)
Frank Anderson is an American college baseball coach. He was the head coach at Oklahoma State University from 2004 to 2012, where his team won the 2004 Big 12 Baseball Tournament. Currently, Anderson is an assistant coach for the Houston Cougars.
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.
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|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- 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 2012-07-21. Retrieved 21 July 2012.