Byron Anderson
Byron Anderson
Title: Assistant Coach - Defensive Backs
Phone: 417-625-3599
Previous College: Grambling State 2002

Byron Anderson is in his second year as an assistant coach withthe Missouri Southern football team. He will be responsible forcoaching the defensive backs. 

Anderson comes to Southern after a season with Division IArkansas-Pine Bluff. There he assisted the head coach withday-to-day operations and scheduled and organized the defensivepractice schedule. He was also responsible for breaking downdefensive passing game for the team's opponents. 

Prior to UAPB, Anderson served as both an assistant track andfootball coach for six years at Ruston (La.) High School. He alsowas an Adult Literacy and GED Instructor each year, as well. Priorto Ruston, Anderson was the head football coach and athleticdirector at Ringgold (La.) High School for three years. While therehe was responsible for not only the administration of the footballteam, but each of Ringgold's sports. While there, he helped leadthe team to the playoffs each season and was the District Coach ofthe Year in 2004. 

He got his start in teaching at Jonesboro-Hodge Middle Schoolwhere he served as a special education instructor for twoyears. 

Anderson played collegiately at Grambling State, graduating in2002 with a degree in criminal justice. He was a member of threeSouthwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Championships and helpedthe team to the National Black College Football Championship inboth 2000 and 2001.