Anderson to Begin New Position
(April 2, 2002) - Florida Southern College baseball coach Chuck
Anderson has announced his retirement from coaching to assume the
role as Associate Athletic Director for Special Projects and Baseball/Sports
Marketing Consultant for the college. Anderson has been the Mocs'
head coach for 20 seasons and has been with the baseball program
at his alma mater since his graduation in 1963.
years, FSC has been a big part of my life," said Anderson.
"I welcome this opportunity to continue with the college and
move on to new challenges."
thrilled Chuck has chosen to continue to serve Florida Southern,"
said Athletic Director Lois Webb. "His contacts and relationships
throughout the world will prove vital to the advancement of the
Moccasin athletic program." Anderson's role is key to growing
the athletic endowment.
the Mocs to three NCAA National Championships in 1985, 1988, and
1995. He is completing 20 years as head coach at FSC with a 843-251-1
career record to rank second among NCAA Division II coaches with
a .770 winning percentage and 12th all-time in victories. The Mocs
are currently ranked ninth in the nation in the latest poll. A former
two-time Moccasin baseball MVP and a 1963 graduate of FSC, Anderson
led the Mocs to NCAA post-season play in 17 of the last 19 seasons.
A member of the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame,
Anderson this year was named to the inaugural class for the FSC
Sports Hall of Fame and in the fall of 2001, was inducted into the
Polk County Sports Hall of Fame.
had a great deal of success in turning out professional players
from the Florida Southern program. He has had a total of 70 players
sign professional contracts, including five off last year's team,
with four of those 69 making it all the way to the Major Leagues.
Additionally, he has a wealth of international baseball experience
including serving as the head coach of the USA National Team in
College President Dr. Tom Reuschling has named Assistant Coach Pete
Meyer as Interim Head Coach. Meyer has guided the team after Anderson
was forced to the sidelines after being diagnosed with cancer in
early March of 2001. Meyer is in his fourth season as an assistant
coach for the Mocs. His primary duties at Florida Southern have
included working with the infielders and serving as the hitting
instructor. He has also been the program's recruiting coordinator.
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.