Former Ferris State men's basketball player Cory Anderson will embark on his 11th season as a full-time assistant men's basketball coach at FSU in 2009-10 after being retained upon the arrival of current head coach Bill Sall.
The 33-year old Anderson is the 18th assistant coach in Ferris State basketball history and the fourth FSU graduate to later serve as an assistant coach in the Bulldog program.
Prior to becoming a full-time assistant, Anderson served as a student assistant during the 1998-99 campaign. He is the older brother of former FSU center Adam Anderson (1998-03).
As an assistant coach, Anderson is instrumental in all phases of the program. He assists in the day-to-day operations and is also involved with the coaching, recruiting and administrative aspects. Anderson also directs and organizes FSU's camp program.
A two-year (1996-98) letterwinner for the Bulldogs, Anderson served as a senior tri-captain during the 1997-98 campaign. In 1997-98, he helped lead FSU to its first-ever GLIAC Tournament title, an appearance in the NCAA Tournament and the school's first 20-win season in nine years. He averaged 6.2 points and 4.4 rebounds per game while starting all 33 contests.
During his two-year career at Ferris State, Anderson started 47 consecutive games and tallied 343 points and 248 rebounds. He totaled 10.0 points and 5.7 rebounds per contest as a junior.
Prior to joining FSU, Anderson spent two seasons (1994-96) at NCAA Division III power Calvin College where he averaged 6.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. He was originally recruited to play for the Knights by Sall, who at the time was an assistant coach at Calvin.
A 1994 graduate of Kent City High School, Anderson was a two-time all-state selection in basketball and football. The 6-5 prep standout also garnered All-Newaygo County Athletic Association honors three times each in both sports.
The son of John and Sally Anderson of Kent City, Mich., Anderson graduated from Ferris State with a bachelor's degree in education in 1999. He and his wife Robyn (Sicard) were married in July 2005 and presently reside in Mecosta County. They have two young sons, Cas and Trey.