Byron Anderson is in his second year as an assistant coach with the Missouri Southern football team. He will be responsible for coaching the defensive backs.
Anderson comes to Southern after a season with Division I Arkansas-Pine Bluff. There he assisted the head coach with day-to-day operations and scheduled and organized the defensive practice schedule. He was also responsible for breaking down defensive passing game for the team's opponents.
Prior to UAPB, Anderson served as both an assistant track and football coach for six years at Ruston (La.) High School. He also was an Adult Literacy and GED Instructor each year, as well. Prior to Ruston, Anderson was the head football coach and athletic director at Ringgold (La.) High School for three years. While there he was responsible for not only the administration of the football team, but each of Ringgold's sports. While there, he helped lead the team to the playoffs each season and was the District Coach of the Year in 2004.
He got his start in teaching at Jonesboro-Hodge Middle School where he served as a special education instructor for two years.
Anderson played collegiately at Grambling State, graduating in 2002 with a degree in criminal justice. He was a member of three Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Championships and helped the team to the National Black College Football Championship in both 2000 and 2001.