Jim Anderson (basketball)

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Jim Anderson
Biographical details
Born (1937-04-20) April 20, 1937 (age 82)
Playing career
1958Oregon State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1965–1989Oregon State (assistant)
1989–1995Oregon State
Head coaching record
Tournaments0–1 (NCAA Division I)
Accomplishments and honors
Pac-10 regular season (1990)
Pac-10 Coach of the Year (1990)

Jim Anderson (born April 20, 1937) is an American retired college basketball coach. He served as head men's basketball coach at Oregon State University from 1989 to 1995, compiling a record of 79–90.[1] Anderson attended Oregon State as an undergrad, playing on teams that won three Far West Classic titles and a Pacific Coast Conference championship in 1958. In his senior season he was named to the Classic's all-tournament team. While at OSU he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. He graduated in 1959.[2]

Anderson's debut as coach came in 1960, when he was named freshmen coach. He began his stint as assistant varsity coach in 1964, and when named Head Coach he was only the fourth to hold that title since 1929. [2]

During his long career, Anderson coached Beaver legends Brent Barry and Gary Payton. In his first season at Oregon State, he was named the Pac-10 Coach of the Year and led the Beavers to the 1990 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, the school's last NCAA Tournament appearance until 2015.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Oregon State Beavers (Pacific-10 Conference) (1970–1989)
1989–90 Oregon State 22–7 15–3 T–1st NCAA Division I First Round
1990–91 Oregon State 14–14 8–10 T–5th
1991–92 Oregon State 15–16 7–11 7th
1992–93 Oregon State 13–14 9–9 T–5th
1993–94 Oregon State 6–21 2–16 10th
1994–95 Oregon State 9–18 6–12 T–7th
Oregon State: 79–90 47–61
Total: 79–90

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ "Beavers hire Eddie Payne". McCook Daily Gazette. McCook, Nebraska. Associated Press. April 3, 1995. p. 8. Retrieved December 12, 2018 – via Google News.
  2. ^ a b Cathryn Stephens Marsh, Oregon State, and Darwin Dunker (Winter 1990). Albert D. Shonk, Jr. (ed.). ""Quitters Never win..."". The Signet, A Magazine for Members of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity. LXXXI (1): 4.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)