5.4.10 | Tennis
Anderson to step down as tennis coach
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University Interim Athletics Director Dr. Pat Long announced that men’s and women’s tennis coach Bruce Anderson will be stepping down from his position to assume a new position as Associate Professor of Political Science at Florida Southern College. Baker will begin a search for a new coach this Friday.
Theresa Yetmar, Associate Athletics Director, noted that “Bruce has been an asset to our Athletics Department, both as an Assistant Coach and our Head Coach for the past two seasons. He has guided our tennis teams with enthusiasm, passion, and dedication. We are thankful for his leadership. Our tennis programs have a history of success, and we will continue to build on the current foundation that has been established. We will work diligently to find the best fit for Baker University tennis moving forward.”
At Florida Southern, Anderson will be heading a group that intends on refocusing the political science curriculum with an emphasis on experiential learning, internship creation, and original student research.
“The students at Baker University have never, ever let me down,” Anderson said. “They are some of the finest, brightest, most curious folks I've ever run into, anywhere, and their everyday work in the classroom has proved it again and again. I've seen them change, question, demand, falter, reach out, reject — but I have never seen them truly fail. They are the heart of this place, its only reason for being, and woe be the person whoever forgets this.”
Anderson has been associated with Baker tennis since 2004 and was named head coach in 2008.