The University of Arizona Athletics Director, Greg Byrne has named Jim Anderson as the new head golf coach at the University of Arizona.
Anderson, a native of Sioux Falls, S.D., was a graduate and four-year letterman from New Mexico in 1999-2004 with a B.S. in Business Administration/Human Resource Management
and earned a Master’s degree in Sport Administration.
“We are thrilled to name Jim Anderson as our men’s golf coach,” said Byrne. “He has a tremendous background in recruiting, coaching and helping to manage all the aspects of one of the top men’s golf programs in the country. We look forward to him leading our student-athletes to success on the course and in the classroom for many years to come.”
Anderson will have big shoes to fill in succeeding Hall of Fame Coach Rick LaRose, who retired after 34 seasons as head coach of the University of Arizona’s golf program. “I’m very excited to join a program with the rich history of success that Arizona enjoys,” said Anderson. “So much of that is due to Coach LaRose and his players, and I look forward to carrying on that winning tradition.”
Anderson has five years coaching experience in NCAA Division I schools, serving the last three years as an assistant coach at Texas A&M. Anderson was instrumental in the program’s success as one of the top collegiate teams and just won their first Big 12 Championship in school history. Prior to Texas A&M, Anderson spent two years as an assistant coach at the University of New Mexico.
Anderson was also the winner of the 2012 Golf Coaches Association of America, Jan Strickland Award as the Assistant Coach of the Year.