Kevin Anderson, a five-year veteran of Major League Soccer, is in his third season as an assistant coach on Ed Kelly's staff.
Anderson has been named one of the nation's Top Assistant Coaches according to College Soccer News in each of the last two seasons. Last fall, he helped guide Boston College to a 15-5-1 record, the ACC regular-season and tournament titles and the NCAA Tournament's top seed.
Anderson came to Boston College after spending two years as an assistant coach at Columbia University, bringing a number of playing accolades and extensive coaching experience to the soccer program.
In his two years as assistant coach at Columbia, Anderson was an integral part of numerous aspects of the soccer program, including the team's strength and conditioning, day-to-day operations, academic support, and budgeting. In addition to his coaching duties, Anderson served as an adjunct professor of physical education.
He spent two years coaching at his alma mater during his professional playing days and helped guide Southern Connecticut to back-to-back national titles in 1998 and 1999.
Anderson was a highly-decorated high-school athlete who earned All-America honors and New York Player of the Year recognition in his senior season. He began his collegiate career at George Mason University, where he earned Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie honors as a freshman and All-CAA first-team accolades as a sophomore. After transferring to Southern Connecticut State, Anderson captured NSCAA All-America first-team honors while leading the Owls to a national title in his senior season (1992). Additionally, he played for the U.S. National team at the U-16, U-18 and U-20 levels.
He played professionally for 10 years (1993-2003), including two years with the Colorado Rapids and three years with the Tampa Bay Mutiny of Major League Soccer.
In 1998 he was a part of the Minnesota Thunder side that lost the A-League Championship game to the Rochester Raging Rhinos. Before playing for Minnesota, Anderson captured a national championship as a member of the Long Island Rough Riders in 1995.
Anderson earned his bachelor's degree in liberal studies from Southern Connecticut State University in 1992. He also holds a USSF National "A" Coaching License.
Kevin and his wife, Sara, are the parents of two daughters; two-year-old Lennon, and newborn Harper. They reside in Watertown, Mass.