KRIS ANDERSON

Academy Coach

HEFC Academy ’02G
HEFC Pre-Academy ’06G 

Anderson is a former college coach at both Rutgers University-Camden, where he was the program’s head coach, and Arcadia University, where he spent six seasons as the women’s soccer assistant coach.

Anderson has a wealth of soccer experience, both as a coach and a player. After playing four years of scholastic soccer – his first two at Willingboro High School and his last two at Lenape – he played collegiate soccer at one of the NJAC’s powerhouse programs, Stockton University (formerly Richard Stockton College). A center back and marking back with the Ospreys, Anderson played two seasons for Stockton before injuries and his work schedule forced him out of the collegiate game.

Anderson graduated from Stockton in 1998 as a Public Health major, with a concentration in Health Care Administration. He was offered a professional contract with the Eastern Shore Sharks of the USISL, but turned it down and started coaching and training soccer players in South Jersey in 1999. His Youth coaching resume is extensive and boasts some of the best teams and players within the state and region.  His previous youth soccer teams have included a four-time state semifinalist, a two-time state finalist, and regional quarterfinals.

Anderson joined the Arcadia University women’s program in 2003 as an assistant under new Head Coach Rick Brownell. He helped the Knights qualify for their conference tournament every season, first in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference and later in the Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Corporation, also known as the Middle Atlantic Conference. Arcadia won the PAC title and earned an NCAA berth in 2005. The Knights lost in overtime in the 2007 MASCAC Freedom Conference title game.

Anderson has been a personal trainer for numerous State ODP (Olympic Development Program) players, several regional ODP players and a pair of national ODP players. His former players have played at all divisions of NCAA soccer, including one who has won a pair of national titles at the University of North Carolina, and another who currently plays professionally in the NWSL, for Sky Blue FC.

Anderson is also a fourth-grade teacher at US Wiggins College Preparatory Lab Family School in Camden