Brian Anderson is the Gophers' running backs coach.
Anderson had been on head coach Jerry Kill's staff for 10 years prior to taking his new role with the Gophers. He coached the tight ends at Northern Illinois for three years and coached the wide receivers and kick returners at Southern Illinois from 2001-07.
Prior to joining Coach Kill's staff at Southern Illinois, Anderson coached at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College from 1997-2000. At Coffeyville, three of his student-athletes went on to play in the National Football League. Anderson also coached for two seasons at Highland Community College in Kansas (1996-97).
He began his coaching career at Western Illinois, serving as a student assistant in 1994, before being promoted to the restricted earnings position coaching the wide receivers in 1995-96.
Anderson's playing career began at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Iowa. At Ellsworth, Anderson took part in the 1988 Royal Crown Cola Bowl and the 1989 Mid-American Bowl, tha season's NJCAA national championship game. He then moved on to Western Illinois, where he lettered in 1991 and 1992.
Anderson holds a bachelor's degree from Western Illinois. He is married to the former Kerri Jackson, and they have a daughter Annabelle.
THE ANDERSON FILE
2011-present: Minnesota - Running Backs
2008-10: Northern Illinois - Tight Ends
2001-07: Southern Illinois - Wide Receivers/Returners
1997-00: Coffeyville Community College - Wide Receivers/Returners
1996-97: Highland Community College - Wide Receivers/Passing Game Coordinator
1995-96: Western Illinois - Wide Receivers
Western Illinois (Wide Receiver), 1990-92
Ellsworth C.C. (Wide Receiver), 1988-90
B.A., Western Illinois, 1994
Rockford West, 1998
January 23, 1969