Oct. 27, 2013
University of Minnesota head coach John Anderson was inducted into the Minnesota High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame at a banquet on Saturday night. He is now an inductee of four different halls of fame.
Anderson will begin his 33rd season as a college head coach this spring, but he has also made significant contributions to Minnesota high school baseball, including organizing camps/clinics and fall leagues. Anderson played a vital role in fundraising for Siebert Field, which hosted a high school league this past fall. The Golden Gophers' roster always includes numerous players from Minnesota high schools.
A Minnesota high school product himself, Anderson graduated from Nashwauk-Keewatin High School in the northern part of the state.
To read more about the MHSBCA's 2013 hall of fame class, click here.
Anderson's Hall of Fame Résumé
University of Minnesota M Club HOF: Anderson was inducted in 2002. He has a 1,123-746-3 overall record, and he is the Big Ten's all-time wins leader with a 506-299 conference record.
American Baseball Coaches Association HOF: In 2008, Anderson became the third Gopher coach - joining Frank McCormick and Dick Siebert - to be inducted into the ABCA Hall of Fame.
Hibbing Community College HOF: Anderson spent a year at Hibbing State Junior College (now Hibbing Community College) before his arrival at Minnesota. He played football and hockey there in addition to baseball.
Minnesota High School Baseball Coaches Association HOF: Though he never coached at the high school level, Anderson's contributions to Minnesota prep baseball earned him recognition by the HOF in 2013.
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