Tobin Anderson

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Tobin Anderson is in his seventh season as head men’s basketball coach at Hamilton College. Anderson is the eighth person to lead Hamilton’s program since its inception in 1899 and just the third since 1951.

Anderson has won more than 65 percent of his games (102-53) at Hamilton. He led the team to the second round of the NCAA Division III championship in 2006 and has guided the program to at least a share of three Liberty League regular season titles and one league tournament crown.

The Continentals reached the league tournament finals in each of Anderson’s first four years. Anderson has coached the 2009 league rookie of the year, and the 2007 player of the year and co-rookie of the year. In 2009-10, five of his players made the league’s all-academic team.

Anderson’s 2005-06 squad posted a 23-5 record and defeated SUNY Plattsburgh in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The 23 wins are a career high and the NCAA berth was his first. All five starters were selected to the all-league team. Anderson has won 169 games in 11 seasons at Hamilton and league rival Clarkson University. He was Clarkson’s head coach for five seasons and won 67 games with the Golden Knights, including a 16-12 record in 2003-04.

Clarkson earned a share of the regular season conference title, made the league tournament semifinals, and played in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Upstate Region tournament semifinals that season.

Anderson led the Golden Knights to the most wins in any five-year period of the program’s history. His 2001-02 team finished 19-10, which was a school record for wins. That team advanced to the
ECAC Upstate championship game and was the third-most improved
Division III men’s basketball team from the previous season. Anderson’s first team finished with a 14-12 record — its first .500 season in 25 years — and earned the program’s first-ever postseason bid in 1999-2000.

Anderson was the top assistant at Le Moyne College from 1997 to 1999. Those teams went 33-20 in his two years at the NCAA Division II school. He was also the top assistant at Clarkson during 1996-97. Anderson graduated from Wesleyan (Conn.) University in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in American studies. He was a four-year starter, a two-year captain and is the eighth all-time leading scorer at the school with 1,129 points.

Anderson earned a master’s in athletic administration from Florida State University in 1996.