Kevin Anderson (athletic director)

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Kevin Anderson
Kevin Anderson - Army athletic director.jpg
Current position
Title Athletic director
Team Maryland
Conference Big Ten
Biographical details
Born (1955-08-05) August 5, 1955 (age 61)
San Francisco, California
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1997–2002 California (assistant AD)
2002–2004 Oregon State (assistant AD)
2004–2010 Army
2010–present Maryland

Kevin Bruce Anderson (born August 5, 1955)[1] 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[edit]

Anderson grew up in San Francisco and attended Abraham Lincoln High School,[2] 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 [2]

Athletic director career[edit]

Army[edit]

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 .[3][4]

Maryland[edit]

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.[8]

  • On December 21, 2010, Anderson fired Maryland head football coach Ralph Friedgen, who was that season's ACC Coach of the Year.[9]
  • 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.[10]
  • 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.

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