Glen Anderson

Glen Anderson (c. 1929-2008)

Teams coached: Iowa State Cyclones
Iowa State record: 141-161 (.467)
Overall record: 141-161 (.467)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1959-1971 Iowa State
1955-1959 Iowa State (frosh/asst)

Glen Anderson Facts

  • Glendon Anderson
  • Born c. 1929
  • Died August 15, 2008
  • Hometown: Kansas
  • Alma Mater: Colorado State A&M (BA, 1951)
  • Was a two-time all-conference player at Colorado State, where he played for coaches Bebe Lee and Bill Strannigan
    • After college, Anderson served in the US Marines for several years and then worked in the private sector
  • Arrived at Iowa State in 1955 to be the freshman coach and an assistant under Strannigan
  • In 1959, Strannigan left for Wyoming and Anderson was elevated to head coach of the Cyclones
    • Went 141-161 overall during his 12-year tenure at the helm; finished above .500 six times
    • Coached several future NBA draftees, including Henry Whitney, Zaid Abdul-Aziz (then Don Smith) and Bill Cain
    • Retired from coaching in 1971 after 16 years with the Cyclones’ program
  • Passed away in 2008 at the age of 79 at his home in Hot Springs, Arkansas

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