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Utah State Football Officially Announces Hire Of Blake Anderson As Head Coach

Dec 12, 2020, 5:30 PM | Updated: 5:36 pm
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Head coach Blake Anderson of the Arkansas State Red Wolves holds up the Camellia Bowl trophy after defeating the FIU Golden Panthers in the Camellia Bowl at the Crampton Bowl on December 21, 2019 in Montgomery, Alabama. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images)
(Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah State University officially announced the hiring of former Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson as the Aggies’ next head coach.

USU made Anderson’s hire official on Saturday, December 12.

“On behalf of Aggie nation, I am thrilled to announce Blake Anderson as our new head football coach. I have watched his Arkansas State teams over the past seven years, first when I was at Troy and then here at USU, and I am excited for our fans to witness first-hand his high-octane offense and championship brand of football,” Utah State athletic director John Hartwell said in a statement. “Blake is an outstanding football coach and an even better person. His emphasis on total development of his student-athletes in the classroom, on the field and in preparation for life after football, will be a great asset for Utah State University.”

“I am beyond excited and grateful for the opportunity to lead the Utah State football program,” Anderson said in a statement. “This is an unbelievable place with a great tradition and history of success, both on and off the field, that we look forward to building upon. I can’t wait to get started with the guys and I look forward to a packed Maverik Stadium next fall. GO AGGIES!!!”

Blake Anderson’s resume

Anderson leaves the Red Wolves after serving as the Sun Belt team’s head coach since 2014.

The job with Arkansas State was Anderson’s first as a head coach.

During his time with the Red Wolves, Anderson led the team to an overall record of 51-37 and a bowl record of 2-4. The Red Wolves have reached the postseason in every season under Anderson.

Arkansas State won two Sun Belt Conference titles (2015, 2016) during his tenure.

The Red Wolves finished their 2020 regular season schedule with a 4-7 record.

Prior to his first head coaching job, Anderson coached at schools including North Carolina, Southern Miss, Lousiana-Lafayette, and New Mexico.

He has past experience as an offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach, and wide receivers coach.

Before his coaching career, Anderson played quarterback and wide receiver at Baylor and Sam Houston State.

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