Utah Tech Hires Lance Anderson as Head Coach

Lance Anderson will be the next head coach of Utah Tech. Anderson will take over for Paul Peterson who guided the Trailblazers during their reclassification from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I. Anderson was most recently with Boise State for the 2023 season as a defensive senior analyst.

Anderson does not have any head coaching experience but he’s familiar with college football in the western US. He played at Idaho State as a linebacker in 1993 and 1994 and later became the running backs coach for the Bengals in 1997. In 1998, he switched to coaching the tight ends and offensive tackles before joining Bucknell in 1999.

After four years with the Bison through 2002, Anderson spent time with St. Mary’s in 2003 before the college shuttered the program. He landed at Utah State for the 2004 season as the outside linebackers coach and then spent two years at San Diego in 2005 and 2006 under Jim Harbaugh. From 2007 through 2022, Anderson was with Stanford in various roles under Harbaugh and David Shaw including defensive coordinator (2014 through 2022) and associate head coach (2018 through 2022).

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