John W. Anderson (American football)

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John W. Anderson
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1933-01-06)January 6, 1933
Died January 15, 1998(1998-01-15) (aged 65)
Palm Coast, Florida
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
? Dartmouth (OL)
1968 Boston (DL)
1969–1972 Middlebury
1973–1983 Brown
Head coaching record
Overall 81–50–3
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 Ivy (1976)

John W. Anderson (January 6, 1933 – January 15, 1998) was an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Middlebury College from 1969 to 1972 and at Brown University from 1973 to 1983, compiling career college football record of 81–50–3. Before becoming head coach at Middlebury he served as offensive line coach at Dartmouth and the defensive line coach at Boston College in 1968. In 1976 he led Brown to its first Ivy League conference championship. He left Brown in 1984 to work with the New England Institute of Technology in Florida. Anderson died of a heart attack on January 15, 1998 at his home in Palm Coast, Florida.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Middlebury Panthers (NCAA College Division independent) (1969–1972)
1969 Middlebury 2–6
1970 Middlebury 5–3
1971 Middlebury 6–2
1972 Middlebury 8–0
Middlebury: 21–11
Brown Bears (Ivy League) (1973–1983)
1973 Brown 4–3–1 4–3 5th
1974 Brown 5–4 4–3 4th
1975 Brown 6–2–1 5–1–1 2nd
1976 Brown 8–1 6–1 T–1st
1977 Brown 7–2 5–2 2nd
1978 Brown 6–3 5–2 2nd
1979 Brown 6–3 5–2 2nd
1980 Brown 6–4 4–3 T–3rd
1981 Brown 3–7 2–5 T–5th
1982 Brown 5–5 3–4 T–4th
1983 Brown 4–5–1 4–2–1 T–3rd
Brown: 60–39–3
Total: 81–50–3
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Anderson, 65, Brown Football Coach". The New York Times. January 15, 1998. Retrieved May 7, 2016.