|Title:||Men's Basketball Head Coach|
Tobin Anderson is in his 5th year as the head coach of the Spartans. Anderson holds an impressive 91-36 record (.716) in his four seasons at STAC. Anderson guided the Spartans to their best season finishing with a record of 28-6 in 2016-17 and advancing to the NCAA Elite Eight for the first time in the programs history. STAC beat Molloy 97-86 in overtime to win the ECC Championship for the second year in a row. STAC went on to win its second ever NCAA tournament game 91-72, with a rematch win over St. Anselm, who had knocked them out of the tournament the year before. The Spartans won two more NCAA games with a 73-70 win over Merrimack and a 69-66 win over LeMoyne advancing to the NCAA Elite Eight in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Spartans fell 79-70 to Northwest Missouri State, who went on to win the NCAA Division II National Championship.
Anderson led the Spartans to the NCAA tournamet for the first time in program history in 2015-16. The Spartans finished 27-5, winning the ECC Regular Season and the ECC Conference Championship to advance to the NCAA's. The Spartans played their first NCAA game on March 12th, earning an exciting 92-90 victory over Southern Connecticut, before falling, 77-73 in the next round to St. Anselm's College. The 2015-16 season was also highlighted by an exciting 90-58 win over NCAA Division I opponent, St. John's on November 4th.
Anderson was named the ECC Coach of the Year and the Met Writer's Coach of the Year in both 2015 & 2016. In 2014-15, Anderson led the Spartans to their first ECC Regular Season Title, finishing with a record of 21-11. The Spartans fell to Unvierstiy of Bridgeport, 82-78 in the ECC Championship game. The Spartans have made it to the ECC Championship game in all three of Anderson's years at STAC.
Anderson joined the Spartan staff in 2013, as the 7th head coach in the programs history, bringing over 16 years of coaching experience at the Division I, II and III levels. Anderson comes to STAC after a two year stint as an assistant coach for Division I Siena College. He had an immediate impact with the Saints as he led them to one of the most remarkable seasons in school history. With only a 6-man player rotation, Siena greatly overachieved with an 11-4 home record and a run to the MAAC Tournament semifinals.
Before his time at Siena, Anderson was an established head coach at the Division III level at Hamilton College and Clarkson University. While at Hamilton, he posted a 118-63 record over a seven year span, with a .652 winning percentage. The Continentals reached the league tournament five out of his seven years, including a tournament championship and a trip to the NCAA DIII tournament. Anderson guided his team to the second round of the NCAA's in 2006 as well as three regular season titles.
Prior to arriving at Hamilton, Anderson earned his first head coaching position at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y. In his five years with the Golden Knights, he broke the school record for wins, with a 19-10 season in 2001-02. The team advanced to the ECAC regional championship game and was the third-most improved Division III men's basketball team from the previous season. Anderson's first team finished the 1999-2000 season with a 14-12 record, it's first .500 season in 25 years, earning the program's first-ever post season bid.
Anderson spent three years as an assistant coach; two years at LeMoyne College, from 1997-1999. He also started his college coaching career as an assistant at Clarkson in 1996, where he would later return. He has been involved in numerous basketball camps and clinics and has produced two basketball individual instruction DVD's. He is a lecturer and clinician at the nation's two most prestigious basketball camps; Hoop Group Elite and Five-Star basketball camp.
Anderson graduated from Wesleyan University in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in American Studies. He was a four year starter, two year captain, and is one of the top ten leading scorers in school history. Anderson earned his master's in Athletic Administration from Florida State University in 1996. Anderson is originally a native of Truro, Iowa. Tobin and his wife Jodi have two children, Bryce (11) and Alexa (7).