Tevester Anderson

Tevester Anderson (born February 26, 1937)

Teams coached: Murray State Racers, Jackson State Tigers
Murray State record: 103-52 (.665)
Jackson State record: 149-170 (.467)
Overall record: 252-222 (.532)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2003-2013 Jackson State
1998-2003 Murray State
1995-1998 Murray State (assoc. HC)
1987-1995 Georgia (asst)
1982-1987 Auburn (asst)

Tevester Anderson Facts

  • Tevester Anderson
  • Born February 26, 1937
  • Hometown: Canton, Mississippi
  • Alma Mater: Arkansas AM&N University (BS, 1962) / North Carolina A&T University (MS, 1971)
  • Started his career as the head coach at his alma mater, Canton HS (MS), accumulating a record of 416-98 over nine years
    • Also coached for nine years at West Fulton HS (MS)
  • Moved up to the college ranks in 1982 as one of Sonny Smith‘s assistants at Auburn
    • Was on the Tigers’ staff for the 1986 NCAA Elite Eight appearance, the deepest run in program history
  • Served as Hugh Durham‘s assistant at Georgia for eight seasons, where he was a part of two NCAA Tournament appearances
  • Joined Mark Gottfried‘s staff at Murray State in 1995 and three years later was promoted to head coach of the Racers
    • Won two Ohio Valley titles and went to the NCAA Tournament twice in five seasons at Murray State
  • Hired as the head coach at Jackson State in 2003, coaching the Tigers for ten seasons
    • Won 149 games at JSU, winning the SWAC regular season title in 2010 and earning the NIT berth that came with it
    • Reached the SWAC Tournament title game in three straight years, including a win in 2007 that put the Tigers in the NCAA Tournament for the third time in program history
    • Retired in March 2013 at the age of 76 after 5+ decades in the coaching profession
  • Along with his wife, Joyce, has nine children

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