Mountain West Coaches Honor Anderson Family With Donation

Nov 5, 2022, 9:24 PM
Blake Anderson - Utah State Aggies Football...
Utah State head football coach Blake Anderson (Courtesy of Utah State Athletics)
(Courtesy of Utah State Athletics)

LOGAN, Utah –When New Mexico traveled north to face Utah State over the weekend, more than football would be bringing these two programs together.

According to a tweet from CBS Sports Network, Lobo head coach Danny Gonzales arranged for every coach in the Mountain West conference to donate $1,000 to a fund established for Utah State head coach Blake Anderson’s son. The Robert Cason Anderson Mental Health and Wellness Fund was established by the university in September. Robert Cason Anderson took his own life in February.

Robert Cason Anderson Mental Health and Wellness Fund

The Mental Health and Wellness Fund will provide enhancements to the athletics department’s mental health and wellness resources. It will provide increased mental health and wellness counseling services, educational opportunities, training, and programming for student-athletes, coaches, and support staff.

Utah State’s mental health and wellness program with the Robert Cason Anderson Fund will increase awareness and help tackle the stigma surrounding mental health challenges, all while offering more support to all USU student-athletes.

For more information on the fund, or to donate, click here.

Blake Anderson’s Struggle

Earlier this season, in the week leading up to Utah State’s game against UNLV, Anderson and the Aggies dedicated themselves to mental health awareness.

During the 6:47 video posted to Utah State football’s social media accounts, the head coach shared details about his personal life, difficult challenges his family has faced, and stressed the importance of mental health.

Up Next

Utah State (4-5, 3-2) makes the long flight across the Pacific Ocean to Manoa, Hawaii where they will tangle with the Hawaii Rainbow Wahini (1-3, 2-7) on Saturday, November 12. Kickoff for this game is scheduled for 9 p.m. (MDT)

Every Utah State football game can be heard on the KSL Sports Zone with Scott Garrard and former Aggie quarterback Kevin White on the call.

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