Anderson Named Cross Country, Asst. Track Coach

July 1, 2003

The University of Iowa has announced the hiring of Layne Anderson as head women’s cross country coach and assistant women’s track and field coach.

“I am very happy to have Layne in this position,” said University of Iowa Head Women’s Track Coach James Grant. “He is very qualified for the job – not only from a coaching point of view, but also academically. He has had coaching and recruiting success at Auburn and Texas Tech, and will fit in very well at Iowa.”

Anderson served as Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach and assistant track coach at Auburn from 1997-2002. During his tenure, he coached seven all-Americans, two SEC champions, 15 all-SEC honorees and 58 academic all-SEC performers. In 1996-97 he was an assistant men’s cross country and track coach at Texas Tech. He coached six Red Raiders to nine all-America honors at Tech.

A three-time Southern Conference individual champion, Anderson set 10 school records at The Citadel during his collegiate career and was named team MVP three times. He was a member of a USATF national champion distance medley relay.

Anderson holds two degrees from The Citadel. He earned a bachelor’s (1989) and masters of education (1991), both in health and physical education.