Mike Anderson is in his fifth season as assistant coach of The College of Idaho cross country and track programs. Anderson comes to C of I from Ilwaco High in Washington State where he coached cross country and track for four years. His highlights included placing third in both the boys and girls 2A state championships in 2005, along with coaching the 2A state 800-meter champion in 2003. Anderson also spent one season as assistant coach at Taft High in Lincoln City, Ore.
A graduate of Eastern Oregon University, Anderson was an NAIA All-American in cross country during the 2000 season and currently runs for the Eastside Track Club, where he placed third at the 2008 USATF Trail Marathon championships. "Mike couples a passion for the sport with a wealth of knowledge on training and racing," said head coach Pat McCurry. "He was one of the most focused racers I've ever been around and I'm looking forward to him passing some of that on to our kids."