Former Murray State head coach Tevester Anderson was expected to be introduced today as the new head coach at Jackson State University, according to an article in Tuesday's edition of the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger.
Anderson, 66, recently resigned as head coach at MSU after leading the Racers to a 103-52 record in five seasons, including a pair of Ohio Valley Conference championships and two appearances in the NCAA Tournament.
A native of Canton, Miss., Anderson replaces former coach Andy Stoglin, who was fired after Jackson State finished the 2002-03 campaign with a 10-18 record and a seventh-place finish (9-9) in the Southwestern Athletic Conference standings. Stoglin guided the Tigers to a 217-228 record in 14 seasons.
The Clarion-Ledger reported that Anderson was interviewed by Jackson State athletic director Roy Culberson last Thursday in New Orleans, site of this year's Final Four.
Anderson was reportedly one of seven finalists for the position. Other finalists for the Jackson post included Mississippi State assistant coach Robert Kirby, Ole Miss assistant Wayne Brent, Southern Mississippi assistant Coleman Crawford, Lanier High School head coach Thomas Billups and Tiger aides Al Perry and Eric Strothers.
The former Georgia and Auburn assistant was expected to receive a three-year contract totaling $75,000-$80,000.