Men's Basketball: Anderson To Take Over Catamounts Program
Potomac State College (PSC) of West Virginia University's Athletic Director Shawn White has announced the hiring of a new men's basketball coach for the 2012-2013 season.
Justin Anderson, who comes to Potomac State after serving three seasons as the assistant men's basketball coach at Salem International University (SIU), has accepted the position as head men's basketball coach at Potomac State.
“We are very excited for Justin to be joining our coaching staff," said White. "He has coached at the junior college level and also at the NCAA D 2 level, this experience has given him the opportunity to gain many contacts which will help him recruit and coach here at the College.”
Anderson, a native of Fairmont, W.Va., spent time playing collegiate basketball at the now State College of Florida - Manatee and Seminole Community College from 2000 to 2003. While at the two schools, Anderson averaged 14 points and five assists with a record of 23 and 10. In 2004, he transferred to Palm Beach Atlantic University where he played basketball until earning his degree in organizational communication with a minor in sports management in 2005.
In 2007, Anderson took a position with Palm Beach Atlantic as assistant men's basketball coach. In the summer of 2009, he traveled with other coaches from the U.S to the People's Republic of China with the "For The Love" organization for a six-week tour of the country to organize and conduct basketball camps and clinics.
In 2010, Justin earned his master's degree in education with a concentration in physical education and health from SIU.
"Potomac State College has an excellent reputation and tradition of academic and athletic achievement," said Anderson. "I am looking forward to a long career working with the student athletes as well as the faculty and staff. I would like to thank Athletic Director Shawn White for having the confidence in me to continue the excellent basketball program he has established,” added Anderson.
Anderson replaces White, who had coached the Catamounts Men's team the past seven seasons.
White believes that Anderson has the necessary traits to make PSC a consistent winner.
"Enthusiasm, energy and dedication are three of Justin's many qualities that will help him build a reputable program at Potomac State," said White.