Stan Anderson enters his sixth season as Associate Head Coach with the Marquette men's soccer program in 2011.
Anderson has also received several personal accolades. He has been named to the nation's top assistant coach list byCollege Soccer Newsnumerous times, most recently in 2010.
Anderson has ties to Bennett dating back to 1989 when the two played club soccer and coached at soccer camps together. He currently owns and operates Camp Shutout, based in metro Milwaukee, one of the most attended camps in the nation.
Anderson is focused on coaching the Marquette goalkeepers, recruiting and community relations. Many in the soccer world know of Anderson's success with goalkeepers, but his community relations efforts are unparalleled. Highlighting his highly successful efforts in his first year at Marquette was the Soccer Mom Camp, a unique five-week long clinic that promoted soccer among adult women and raised $5,000 for a breast cancer awareness group.
Anderson joined the staff after the hiring of Louis Bennett as head coach in December 2005. Since then he has mentored all of the Golden Eagles' keepers, including Matt Pyzdrowski, who currently plays for Angelholms FF of Superettan in Sweden. Pyzdrowski posted a single-season career-high five shutouts during his senior season at MU and finished as one of the top keepers in history of the program.
"Working with someone for so long, you learn to recognize their strengths and weaknesses. The reason that we work so successfully in the past and want to continue to do so in the future is Stan does a lot of things well that I don't do well," Bennett said. "It's like working with two head coaches. His knowledge of college sports, and especially college soccer, is superb. He specializes in on-campus recruiting, knowing the right places to go and the right people to see. And he's probably one of the top goalkeeper coaches in the country."
At UWM, Anderson was responsible for the coaching of the Panthers' goalkeepers. Under his guidance, UWM led the Horizon League in goals against average for each of the last five seasons, posting 40 shutouts in that time. In 2005, Anderson coached UWM keeper Grant Fernstrum to a 0.466 goals against average, the best mark in the nation.
He also is presently an Olympic Development Program staff head coach for the '91 Wisconsin state team.
From 1993-95, Anderson served as the boys assistant varsity coach at Fremd High School in Palatine, Ill., and helped lead the team to the state championship game in 1993. Prior to coaching at Fremd, he was an assistant coach for one season at Nicolet High School in Glendale, Wis. Anderson rewrote the record books at Wis.-Parkside, where he was named an All-American and selected to play in the Senior Bowl. His 14 shutouts in 1989 ranks second at the NCAA Division II level, and his 61 percent shutout percentage that season ranks sixth all-time.
In 1990, Anderson graduated from Wis.-Parkside with a marketing degree and then played one season of professional soccer with the Dayton Dynamo.
Born and raised in Palatine, Ill., he attended Palatine High School, where he was a member of the soccer team. He was inducted into the Palatine High School Hall of Fame in 2007.
Anderson resides in Racine, Wis., with his wife, Mary, and their sons, Anthoney and Michael.