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Waldorf Football: new regime, new coach, new season

After compiling a 9-45 record in five complete seasons at the helm, Greg Youngblood resigned from his head coaching position at Waldorf College and a short time later Kent Anderson was named as the new head football coach.

Coach Anderson speaks with the team after winning the first game of the season (Cody Clark)

A graduate of Iowa State University, Anderson played wide receiver for the Cyclones. After his playing career ended, Anderson worked in the private sector for six years. Getting back into coaching, he spent two years at the University of North Carolina working as a graduate assistant in the program coached by college football legend Mack Brown, who is now the head coach at the University of Texas.

Anderson was in charge of wide receivers and the offensive line and was part of a UNC team that won the 1993 Peach Bowl, giving the Tar Heels’ their first bowl win in nine years. Anderson also made a stop at NCAA Division III Simpson College before an interesting coaching tour.

In 1994, he received the opportunity to coach the Braunschweig Lions of the German Football League in Braunschweig, Germany. There, he earned a spot in the record books as the first coach in GFL history to guide his team to the GFL playoffs in his first season.

“My experience coaching in the GFL is something that I will always look back on and be proud of. Coaching [over] there was a great experience, and taught me so many lessons that I can share with the guys as we progress through the season and beyond,” said Anderson.

In addition to being head coach in the GFL, Coach Anderson oversaw the recruitment and scouting of players from the NCAA, NFL, and Europe and developed corporate sponsorship and marketing programs, budget operation and personnel decisions. Anderson spent time off the field as a motivational speaker for a number of German businesses as well, in addition to his on field and other off-field duties.

“I was extremely excited to be contacted by Waldorf about the open coaching position that had come available,” Anderson said. “Something I really liked about where Waldorf was headed when I took over was the commitment to winning and putting in the time to become a better program,” said Anderson.

“The Forest City community will be a great place for my family and me. I know what it’s like to be a head coach at a small college that is heavily involved in the college, and I am looking forward to getting student-athletes that are a good fit for Waldorf to come out here and join our family,” said Anderson.