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Waldorf College hires new head football coach

Waldorf College

Forest City, Iowa – Waldorf College has named Kent Anderson as its new head football coach.

Anderson, a native of Iowa, comes to Waldorf after holding the head football coach position at Iowa Wesleyan College since January 2010. In the 2011 season, the Tigers compiled the most wins since 1997. Anderson also served as the team’s offensive coordinator and helped them average the most points per game since 1994. Their team GPA was the highest in twenty years, which can be attributed to Anderson’s commitment to academic achievement.

“I'm excited to have Coach Kent Anderson join the Warrior family. His energy, enthusiasm and connections in the football world make him a great fit to take our program to the next level,” said Michael Scarano, director of athletics at Waldorf College. “What sold us on Coach Anderson was his ability to relate and motivate young players to aspire to have great success in the classroom and on the playing field. I'm excited about the future of Waldorf Football under Coach Anderson’s leadership.”

Anderson is a graduate of Iowa State University where he played wide receiver for the Cyclones. He had coaching stints at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Simpson College before coaching abroad. In 1994 he began coaching in the GFL in Braunschweig, Germany. Anderson held head coaching positions for several GFL teams before returning to the United States following the 2009 season.
“I am excited. I saw a commitment to growth and winning at Waldorf. The Forest City community will be a great place for my family and me,” said Anderson. “I know what it’s like to be a head coach at a small college in a great community. I am looking forward to recruiting student athletes that are a good fit for Waldorf family.”

Anderson will officially begin his duties with Waldorf on January 30.