Coach Bob “Andy” Anderson has been involved in organized baseball for over 40 years. His coaching includes players at the high school, collegiate, internationally for the Team USA, and scouting professionally for the Cleveland Indians. He has hundreds of players who have earned the opportunity to play at every level of the game, including 25 at the professional level.
As for high school, he spent some of his career at this level. He began his career at Mira Costa H.S. as an assistant before moving on as the Head Coach at Bishop Montgomery H.S. in southern California. BMHS was in the powerhouse Angelus League with Mater Dei, Servite, Bishop Amat, and St. Paul. Anderson led the Knights to their first ever D1 playoffs in 1988.
In 1999, Andy began coaching the Torrance Tartars. In his first season, his team won the Bay League Championship and made it to the Semi Finals in the 36 team Southern Section CIF bracket. Eight different players off that squad were either drafted and/or went on to play college baseball.
Anderson’s family originated in Dunsmuir, California before moving to Santa Monica. Thus, Bob and his family relocated to Shasta County in 2001 and took over the struggling Central Valley High School Baseball Program. The Falcons instantly became a winner. In his first three seasons, he took a team with a 2-25 record to 2 NAL Titles and 3 CIF Championship Game appearances. He ran the program for 12 years; they won 8 Northern League Titles, 6 CIF Finals Appearances, and 3 CIF Northern Section Titles.
In 1989 and again in 1993, Anderson was blessed to have the opportunity to coach Team USA internationally with high school and junior college players. Both teams won the International Championships during their stay in the Netherlands, Germany, and Austria, while also playing against Italy, Czechoslovakia, Russia, and Belgium.
In 1990, Bob moved to the college ranks as the Asst. Head Coach at Los Angeles Harbor College. L.A. Harbor was annually a top 10 team in the State of California JuCo ranks. The “Hawks” won six consecutive SCAC/SCC championships. In addition, Anderson coach many All American’s, players who moved on to DI & DII universities, as well as being drafted into professional baseball. Anderson then continued his career scouting for the Cleveland Indians. He worked under current Minor League skipper Rick Magnante who has spent over 50 years in MLB. During that time, the Indians were one of the top teams in MLB making it to the World Series twice in the 1990’s.
Anderson coached summer leagues from 1981 – 2012. Most of those were managing high school team, but while at L.A. Harbor College he managed the summer team for 6 seasons. After moving to northern California, he worked as the Program Director and Head Coach of the Redding American Legion Teams. The Rattlers/Stars were extremely successful winning the District tournament every season and was a top team in northern California annually.
Anderson has four active former player involved at the Major League Level. Justin Sua’ is currently the Mental Training coach for the Tampa Bay Rays. Drew Headman is the Assistant Hitting coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks, and Aaron Westlake is the AAA Hitting Coach for the Houston Astros. Finally, Spencer Ward currently works for MLB Operations in Arizona.
10x League Coach of the Year
1x Southern California Coach of the Year
2x International Coaching Award
3x Northern California Coach of the Year
5x California Lions Club “North” – Head Coach
2009 ESPN Rise – Cal HI California Coach of the Year