Tobin Anderson

Tobin Anderson (born December 1, 1971)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Fairleigh Dickinson Knights
Current conference: Northeast Conference (NEC)
Clarkson record^: 67-66 (.504)
Hamilton College record^: 118-63 (.652)
St. Thomas Aquinas record^: 209-62 (.771)
Fairleigh Dickinson record: 0-0 (.000)
Overall record^: 394-191 (.674)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • NEC Regular Season Champion:  0
  • ECC (Div II) Regular Season Champion: (2015, 2016, 2017, 2021, 2022)
  • UCAA (Div III) Regular Season Champion: (2006, 2007, 2009)
  • NEC Tournament Champion:  0
  • ECC (Div II) Tournament Champion:  6  (2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • UCAA (Div III) Tournament Champion:  1  (2006)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  7  (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • NCAA Division III Tournament Appearances:  1  (2006)

Awards:

  • ECC (Div II) Coach of the Year:  3  (2015, 2016, 2022)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present Fairleigh Dickinson
2013-2022 St. Thomas Aquinas
2011-2013 Siena (asst)
2004-2011 Hamilton College
1999-2004 Clarkson
1997-1999 Le Moyne (asst)
1996-1997 Clarkson (asst)

Tobin Anderson Facts

  • Tobin Anderson
  • Born December 1, 1971
  • Hometown: Truro, Iowa
  • Alma Mater: Wesleyan (CT) University (BS, 1995) / Florida State University (MA, 1996)
  • Grew up in rural Iowa and played basketball for his dad, Steve, who would later serve as one of Tobin’s assistants at Hamilton
  • Was a four-year starter and two-time captain at D-III Wesleyan (CT), where he was coached by Herb Kenny
  • Started his coaching career with stints as an assistant at D-III Clarkson (NY) under Walter Townes and at D-II Le Moyne (NY) under future D-I head coach Dave Paulsen
  • Returned to Clarkson in 1999 and spent five seasons as head coach, going 67-66 overall
  • Next up was a seven-year stint as thee head coach at D-III Hamilton College (NY), also in the UCAA (now Liberty League), where he went 118-63 while at the helm
    • Won three UCAA titles and in 2006 won the UCAA Tournament to get an auto bid to D-III NCAA Tournament
  • Moved up to the D-I level in 2011, joining Mitch Buonaguro‘s staff as an assistant at Siena
  • Hired in 2013 to be the head coach at D-II St. Thomas Aquinas (NY), where he led the Spartans for nine seasons
    • Went 209-62 overall, building STAC into a D-II and ECC powerhouse; won five ECC titles and six ECC Tournaments (with two separate three-peats) and reached the D-II NCAA Tournament every year from 2016-22
    • Often played against D-I competition and in 2015, the Spartans beat St. John’s by 32 points on the road
  • In May 2022, Anderson was hired to be the new head coach at D-I Fairleigh Dickinson in the NEC

Tobin Anderson Coaching Tree

  • Matt Capell (St. Thomas Aquinas)

 

^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III levels