For those of a similar name, see Gary Anderson (disambiguation).
Gary Andersen
Sport(s)Football
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamWisconsin
ConferenceBig Ten
Record0–0
Biographical details
Born (1964-02-19) February 19, 1964 (age 56)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Playing career
1984
1985–1986
Ricks College
Utah
Position(s)Center
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1988
1989–1992
1992–1994
1994–1995
1995–1996
1997-2002
2003
2004
2005–2008
2009–2012
2013–present
Southeastern Louisiana (OC)
Ricks College (OL)
Idaho State (DL)
Park City HS (UT)
Northern Arizona (DL/ST)
Utah (DL/ST)
Southern Utah
Utah (DL)
Utah (DC)
Utah State
Wisconsin
Head coaching record
Overall30–31 (college)
Bowls1–1
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 WAC (2012)

Gary Andersen (born February 19, 1964)[1] is the head football coach at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he was hired as the program's 32nd head coach on December 19, 2012 to replace Bret Bielema.[2] He had previously been the head coach at Utah State University (2009–2012) and Southern Utah University (2003). Andersen also served three years as the defensive coordinator at the University of Utah, where he coached the 2008 Utes team that went undefeated and beat Alabama in the 2009 Sugar Bowl, finishing #2 in the nation.

Andersen began his football career playing center at Ricks College (now Brigham Young University–Idaho), where he received first-team junior college All-America honors in 1984. He then transferred to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, where he lettered on the football team for two years before graduating in 1986 with a bachelor's degree in political science.

Utah State[edit | edit source]

Andersen was the head coach at Utah State for four seasons, beginning with 4–8 records in 2009 and 2010. His first winning season at Utah State came in 2011 (7–6) and his fourth and final year was the most successful, as the 2012 Utah State Aggies won 11 games and lost only two.

Wisconsin[edit | edit source]

Andersen was introduced as the new head coach at Wisconsin on December 21, 2012.[3] After Andersen decided to leave Utah State for the Wisconsin job, he called every one of his players at Utah State individually to inform them personally of his decision.[4]

Head coaching record[edit | edit source]

College[edit | edit source]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Southern Utah Thunderbirds (NCAA Division I-AA Independent) (2003)
2003 Southern Utah 4–7
Southern Utah: 4–7
Utah State Aggies (Western Athletic Conference) (2009–2012)
2009 Utah State 4–8 3–5 T–5th
2010 Utah State 4–8 2–6 7th
2011 Utah State 7–6 5–2 T–2nd L Potato
2012 Utah State 11–2 6–0 1st W Potato
Utah State: 26–24 16–13
Wisconsin Badgers (Big Ten Conference) (2013–present)
2013 Wisconsin 0–0 0–0 (Leaders)
Wisconsin: 0–0 0–0
Total: 30–31
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Gary Andersen". Utah Utes. http://utahutes.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/andersen_gary01.html. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  2. Gary Andersen leaves Utah State to become Wisconsin's next coach,Accessed December 19, 2012.
  3. Gary Andersen debuts in Madison. ESPN.com. December 21, 2012.
  4. Ennis, Mark. Gary Andersen called every Utah State player to inform them he was leaving. SBNation. December 19, 2012. Retrieved December 22, 2012.

External links[edit | edit source]


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