Larry Anderson

Larry Anderson waited nine years for the right opportunity to build a basketball program. In September of 1995 his patience was rewarded when he was named the 18th Men's Basketball Coach in MIT history. He inherited a young team, lacking experience. However, he remains optimistic about the future of the MIT basketball program.

Native of Macon, MS, Anderson played his high school basketball for Willie Tripplet at Noxubee High School. When he left Noxubee, he spent two years at East Mississippi Junior College. He then moved on to Rust College, where he played basketball under Naylon Hayes.

Anderson began his coaching career in 1986 as a student assistant with Hayes. In his first season there, the Bearcats of Rust earned a berth to the NCAA tournament. Immediately following his graduation in 1987, Anderson remained at Rust being hired as the Director of Student Activities and Assistant Basketball Coach. Under his new mentor Rodney Stennis, Anderson helped bring the Bearcats national recognition, ranking as high as #4 in the country.

At the same time, Anderson worked towards and earned a Master Degree in Education from the University of Mississippi. He is also working towards his Ph.D. in Education.

In addition to those accomplishments, Anderson became the youngest elected alderman in the city of Holly Springs, MS, serving in that capacity for seven years. He has also served on various boards and is a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the Black Coaches Association, and the New England Basketball Coaches Association.

In addition to coaching Basketball at MIT, Anderson is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Education Department. He currently lives in Cambridge with his wife Dawn, and his beautiful children Skyy and Paul.


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