Jim Anderson

Jim Anderson (born April 20, 1937)

Teams coached: Oregon State Beavers
Oregon State record: 79-90 (.467)
Overall record: 79-90 (.467)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (1990)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • Pac-10 Regular Season Champion:  1  (1990)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1989-1995 Oregon State
1965-1989 Oregon State (asst)
1960-1963 Oregon State (frosh/asst)

Jim Anderson Facts

  • Jim Anderson
  • Born April 20, 1937
  • Alma Mater: Oregon State University (BA, 1959)
  • Played for Hall of Fame head coach Slats Gill at OSU, where he was a part of the 1958 PCC title team
  • Hired by Gill in 1960, he served as freshmen coach and varsity assistant for three seasons
  • Spent two years as the head coach at Newberg HS (OR)
  • Returned to OSU in 1965 to work as an assistant coach under Paul Valenti
    • Was an assistant for the next 24 seasons, 6 with Valenti and 18 under Ralph Miller
    • Went to nine NCAA Tournaments (though three were later vacated) and three NITs
  • Elevated to head coach in 1989, serving in that capacity for six seasons
    • Won the Pac-10 regular season title in 1990 and was named Pac-10 COY
    • Was unable to maintain that success in the years following, finishing below .500 in each of his last four years
    • Let go in 1995 after two straight single-digit win seasons
  • Named to the Oregon State Athletics Hall of Fame (c/o 2015) and Pac-12 Basketball Hall of Honor (c/o 2016)

Jim Anderson Coaching Tree

  • Jim Shaw (Western Oregon)