Kevin Anderson (athletic director)
August 5, 1955 |
San Francisco, California
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|1997–2002||California (assistant AD)|
|2002–2004||Oregon State (assistant AD)|
Kevin Bruce Anderson (born August 5, 1955) is an American college athletics administrator who is currently the athletic director for the Maryland Terrapins, the NCAA Division I sports program of the University of Maryland, College Park.
Early life and education
Anderson grew up in San Francisco and attended Abraham Lincoln High School, where he was a multi-sport athlete. He is a 1979 graduate of San Francisco State University with a bachelor's degree in political science. After a stint as a high school football coach, Anderson attended the Sports Management Institute's executive management program and the new manager school at Xerox.
Following Xerox, Anderson began a fundraising role at the United Negro College Fund at the recommendation of the vice president at the University of California, Berkeley. Ultimately, Anderson entered college athletics at UC Berkeley at age 32 
Athletic director career
Anderson's first athletic director position was at the United States Military Academy, where he directed the Army Black Knights from 2004-2010. At Army, Anderson was responsible for a 25-sport program, and an annual budget of $25 million, that served more than 900 cadet-athletes .
- On December 26, 2008 Anderson hired Rich Ellerson, from California Polytechnic State University, as the new Army head football coach.
- On September 24, 2009, Anderson fired Jim Crews, head basketball coach, from Army.
Anderson's Maryland athletic director contract is for five years (2010–2015) at $401,015 annually, and offers up to $50,000 collectively in incentives for athletes' graduation rates and academic achievements, athletic fund-raising, and team success.
- On December 21, 2010, Anderson fired Maryland head football coach Ralph Friedgen, who was that season's ACC Coach of the Year.
- On January 2, 2011 Anderson hired Randy Edsall away from Connecticut as the new Maryland head football coach.
- On May 9, 2011 Anderson hired Mark Turgeon from Texas A&M as the new head basketball coach to replace the retiring Gary Williams.
- November 2011, Anderson recommends cutting eight athletic teams - Men's Track and Field & Cross Country, Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving, Men's Tennis, Women's Water Polo and Women's Competitive Cheer.
- "The book on Kevin Anderson" (PDF). United States Military Academy. 2005. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
- "Discussing Race, Sexuality And Sports With U Of Maryland College Park's Kevin Anderson". Huffington Post. January 11, 2014.
- Yanda, Steve; Prisbell, Eric (20 December 2010). "Maryland fires Ralph Friedgen after coach refuses to retire". The Washington Post. Retrieved 21 December 2010.