Tobin Anderson

Tobin Anderson (born December 1, 1971)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Iona Gaels
Current conference: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC)
Clarkson record: 67-66 (.504)
Hamilton College record: 118-63 (.652)
St. Thomas Aquinas record: 209-62 (.771)
Fairleigh Dickinson record: 21-16 (.568)
Iona record: 16-17 (.485)
Overall record^: 431-224 (.658)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (2023)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • MAAC Regular Season Champion:  0
  • ECC (Div II) Regular Season Champion: (2015, 2016, 2017, 2021, 2022)
  • UCAA (Div III) Regular Season Champion: (2006, 2007, 2009)
  • MAAC 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)


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

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2023-present Iona
2022-2023 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 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 head coach at D-III Hamilton College (NY), also in the UCAA (now Liberty League), where he went 118-63 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
    • Went 19-16 in his first year and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament after making the NEC Tournament final (Merrimack won the game but were not yet eligible to play in the Big Dance)
    • The Knights won their play-in game, then pulled off just the second-ever upset of a 16-seed over a 1-seed, beating Purdue in the Round of 64
  • Anderson left FDU after just one year to be the new head coach at Iona in the MAAC

Tobin Anderson Coaching Tree


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