Jerry Anderson (American football coach)

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Jerry Anderson
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1945-02-21) February 21, 1945 (age 72)
Miami, Florida
Alma mater University of Florida
Playing career
1964–1966 Florida
Position(s) Defensive lineman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
–1977 Miami Carol City HS (FL)
1978 Miami (FL) (ST/LB/strength)
1979–1982 Army (OL/Strength)
1983–1984 UCF (OL/Strength)
1984 UCF (Interim HC)
1985–1989 Florida (TE/ST)
1990 Florida (DT)
1991–1994 Florida (AHC/DT)
2002–2004 Florida (DL)
Head coaching record
Overall 1–3 (college)
Accomplishments and honors
FHSAA Class 4A (1977)

Jerry D. Anderson (born February 21, 1945), also known by his nickname "Red Anderson," is an American former college football player and coach.

Anderson attended the University of Florida, where he was defensive lineman for coach Ray Graves' Florida Gators football team from 1964 to 1966.[1] He was senior co-captain of the 1966 Gators team that finished 9–2, and defeated the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 27–12, in the Orange Bowl – the Gators' first-ever major bowl victory.[1]

Anderson served as the offensive line coach for the UCF Knights football team of the University of Central Florida (UCF) from 1983 to 1984. He became the interim head coach of the Knights in 1984, succeeding Lou Saban in mid-season.[2] Afterward, Anderson became a long-time assistant coach for the Florida Gators, serving for two stints: first, from 1985 to 1994 under head coaches Galen Hall and Steve Spurrier, and later from 2002 to 2004 under head coach Ron Zook.[1] During his 14 years as a Gators assistant, he served as tight ends coach, special teams coach, defensive tackles coach, associate head coach, and defensive line coach.[3]

Anderson is a "Distinguished Letterman" member of the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
UCF Knights (NCAA Division II independent) (1984)
1984 UCF 1–3
UCF: 1–3
Total: 1–3

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c 2014 Florida Football Media Guide Archived 2014-09-03 at the Wayback Machine., University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 115, 171, 176 (2014). Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  2. ^ "Jerry Anderson Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved December 1, 2007. 
  3. ^, Football History, 2004 Roster, Jerry "Red" Anderson. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  4. ^ F Club, Hall of Fame, Distinguished Letterwinners. Retrieved December 19, 2014.