I am proud to be an Aggie. Through my journey, I was able to meet so many great and impactful people. The Panhandle taught me unity, working together, and the importance of relationshipsTim Anderson
Panhandle State Alumni Tim Anderson, originally from Chicago Illinois, joined the University of Illinois men’s basketball team as an assistant coach in 2021. He brought with him 15 years of coaching and training experience. Anderson graduated from Panhandle State in 2006 with Social Studies and Academics degrees.
Anderson started his coaching journey at OPSU under Coach Curt Connor. He returned home to coach at Malcolm X Community College in Chicago and then at the high school he had graduated from, Crane High in Chicago. After spending three years there, Anderson accepted his first division one position at the Texas Pan American (now UT Rio Grande Valley). Wanting to get closer to home, he returned to Chicago to coach at DePaul University before joining the University of Illinois
Anderson recently represented the University of Illinois Athletics and an Aggie Alum during a trip to Spain with their men’s basketball team where he stepped into the head-coaching role when they played the Madrid All-Stars.
Anderson states on his time at OPSU, “I am proud to be an Aggie. Through my journey, I was able to meet so many great and impactful people. The Panhandle taught me unity, working together, and the importance of relationships.” He continued, “I knew I wanted to become a coach after the completion of my first year on campus.”
Director of Alumni Relations, Shawn Joy stated, “Tim is a great example for Aggie Nation and the student-athletes today. Truly, from here you can go anywhere. At Panhandle State, you can find your path to anywhere.”