KEITH ANDERSON | ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH
Keith Anderson joined the Bobcat family in January of 2020 and will be responsible for coaching the middle blockers and defensive strategy.
Anderson is coming off a three-year stint at the University of Delaware as the assistant coach. In 2018 the Blue Hens led the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) with 17.58 digs per set, a mark that ranked No. 22 in the nation. That year, libero Andie Hanus finished with 5.17 digs per set in conference play and No. 33 in the country. Last season Hanus was named the CAA Defensive Specialist of the Year and freshman middle blocker Ayala Plummer finished second in the CAA with a .396 hitting percentage. Prior to his time at Delaware, Anderson spent two seasons at UT Arlington from 2015-16. During his tenure, the Mavericks had a 36-26 overall record, including a 20-12 mark in the Sun Belt Conference. In his last season with the Mavericks, libero Taylor Murata set a program record for digs by a freshman (556). In 2014 Anderson was a volunteer assistant at Rice where the team finished 23-10 (11-5, C-USA) and fell to Western Kentucky 3-2 in the Conference USA title match. Anderson helped the Owls lead the conference in digs per set (16.0) and the they finished inside the top 100 in the nation in total digs (1,915), digs per set, and opponent hitting percentage (.178).
As an undergraduate student at Texas A&M University, Anderson played on the men's club volleyball team and helped the Aggies win a national title in 2010 and earned first team All-American honors. He was also a three-time SIVA All-Conference selection, SIVA Libero of the Year and helped the team win four SIVA Conference Championships. During his time in undergrad, Anderson was a four-year practice player for the women's team at A&M and was there during the same time as coach Plugge. Anderson graduated in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in sports management and a minor in coaching and psychology. He is from Winthrop Harbor, Ill. and has also coached at the club level with the Brazos Valley Juniors, Woodlands WAVE, and the Houston Juniors.