Wayne D. Anderson
December 10, 1930|
|Died||January 16, 2013
|Alma mater||University of Idaho, 1953|
|1949-1953||Idaho (football, baseball)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|1971–1974||Idaho - (assistant)|
|1982–1994||Idaho - (assistant)|
|Head coaching record|
|Overall||87–116 (.429) - basketball|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|Big Sky: 1964, 1966 (baseball)|
|Big Sky: coach of the year
- baseball: 1966 
- basketball: 1968 
Wayne Delbert Anderson (December 10, 1930 – January 16, 2013) was an American college basketball coach, the head coach at the University of Idaho for eight seasons. He was also the head baseball coach at Idaho, his alma mater, for nine seasons, and the assistant athletic director for fifteen years.
Born and raised in Spokane, Washington, Anderson graduated from Rogers High School in 1949, where he was a star athlete. He enrolled at the University of Idaho in Moscow, 100 miles (160 km) south, and was a two-sport athlete for the Vandals, then a member of the Pacific Coast Conference.
Anderson was the starting quarterback and nationally-ranked punter on the football team and a pitcher on the baseball team (and also played basketball as a freshman). During his senior year, he was elected class president. He was a member of Delta Chi fraternity.
Following graduation in 1953, Anderson coached a year in Roseburg, Oregon, and then served two years in the U.S. Army. He returned to the university in 1956 to run its intramural program and work on his master's degree. In the summer of 1957, he was promoted to assistant coach in basketball and football, and became the head baseball coach for the 1958 season.
The baseball team won the inaugural Big Sky title in 1964 and again in 1966, led by starting pitchers Bill Stoneman and Frank Reberger. The 1966 team was 31–7 in the regular season and made the NCAA playoffs for the first time; the Vandals eliminated Colorado State and Air Force with three straight victories the road in Greeley, Colorado. One step from the College World Series in Omaha, the Vandals fell 3–2 and 8–5 to Arizona in Tucson in the District 7 finals, today's "super-regionals" (sweet 16). Idaho finished the season at 34-9 and Anderson was named Big Sky baseball coach of the year.
That September, Anderson was promoted to head coach in basketball, and stopped coaching baseball. He had been an assistant for eight years to the previous four head coaches in basketball. In his second season in 1968, he was named conference coach of the year. In 1971, he took on additional duties as assistant athletic director. After his eighth season as head basketball coach, Anderson resigned both positions in March 1974 and stopped coaching. He returned to the university in 1982 as the assistant athletic director, and stayed for another dozen years, retiring in December 1994.
Head coaching record
|Idaho Vandals (Big Sky) (1966–1974)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- "Anderson named Big Sky league coach of the year". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). June 3, 1966. p. 17.
- "Big Sky selects Anderson as year's top hoop coach". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. March 8, 1968. p. 17.
- "Idaho legend Anderson dies at 82". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). January 16, 2013.
- "Rogers honors inductees". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). October 22, 2009. Retrieved April 11, 2012.
- "Probable starting line-ups". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). October 6, 1951. p. 1-sports.
- "Idaho's punter slips to sixth". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. November 1, 1951. p. 15.
- "Seattle, Idaho split two tilts". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). April 12, 1952. p. 9.
- "Freshmen basketball". Gem of the Mountains - University of Idaho yearbook. 1950. p. 274.
- "Idaho's quarterback heads senior class". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). November 11, 1952. p. 3.
- "Delta Chi". Gem of the Mountains, University of Idaho yearbook. 1951. p. 157.
- "Idaho coaches keep busy at pre-season school". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. August 20, 1957. p. 8.
- "Vandals defeat Weber for title". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. May 17, 1964. p. 12.
- "Vandals get playoff berth". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. May 19, 1966. p. 10.
- "Idaho nine in tough-but ready". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). May 26, 1966. p. 18.
- "Arizonans next on Idaho list in bid for nationals". Tri-City Herald. June 2, 1966. p. 19.
- "Arizona downs Idaho 3-2; Vandals victim of 1-hitter". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). June 4, 1966. p. 8.
- "Arizona Wildcats defeat Vandals". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). June 5, 1966. p. 10.
- "Idaho hoop pick due; Anderson seen choice". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). September 8, 1966. p. 25.
- "Idaho picks hoop coach". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). September 10, 1966. p. 11.
- "Idaho tabs Wayne Anderson assistant sports director". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. January 14, 1971. p. 15.
- "Anderson resigns as Idaho cage coach". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). March 5, 1974. p. 25.
- "Five inductees set for Idaho hall". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). March 6, 1988. p. 7C.
- "Idaho". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, (Washington). September 2, 1995. p. C7.
- "Anderson roast set for Tuesday". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). December 9, 1994. p. 1C.
- idahoathletichalloffame.org - members - accessed 2012-04-12
- Go Vandals.com - UI Athletics - Wayne Anderson - 2011-06-09
- "Wayne D. Anderson, 82, of Moscow". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). January 17, 2013.