807 Walker Ave. Memphis, TN 38126
Office: 901-435-1228 · Mobile: 901-679-5783
William Anderson, Athletic Director/ Head Men’s Basketball Coach at LeMoyne-Owen College. Coach Anderson is a native of Memphis and was a standout basketball forward at LeMoyne-Owen College while earning his bachelors degree in Social Science.
From 2000-2009 Coach Anderson was the Women’s Basketball coach as well as the Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis coach at LeMoyne-Owen College. During this time Coach Anderson was able to recruit young men and women student-athletes that were talented on the court as well as in the classroom. Twenty student-athletes made the All SIAC team including one being named Most Valuable Player, one freshman of the year, one NCAA Division II All American, and eight named to the SIAC All Academic Team. During his tenure, eighty five percent of the student-athletes under his supervision have earned their degrees and Coach Anderson was named the 2006 SIAC coach of the year.
Anderson has been involved in many community activities: is a member of Gideon #16 of the Masonic Order, a life member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc, serves on the Board of Directors for the Youth of Memphis Competitors Association, served as a member of the Memphis and Shelby County Sports Authority, serves on the USA Basketball Men’s Development Committee, Sullivan Awards Committee, is a member of the Nike Grassroots Basketball Community, is a AAU Boys Basketball National Commissioner, is the Southeastern AAU Tennessee Boys’ Basketball Director, a life member of the national and local LeMoyne-Owen College Alumni Association and currently is the 2nd Vice President of the LOC National Alumni Association.
Through his professional affiliations, Coach Anderson has had the opportunity to work with over 200 student athletes who have continued their careers at the collegiate level and 23 athletes who have played in the NBA as well as many others who have played professionally overseas. Coach Anderson also helped coach the USA Men’s Basketball Youth Development Team to a gold medal finish in 2005 during an International competition.
The young men and women who excelled in their chosen professions after leaving his programs have enriched Anderson’s career. Coach Anderson believes that if you coach them you get them for a season but if you teach them you get them for life.