Paul Anderson begins his fifth season as a full-time assistant coach and 12th overall for the Washington University in St. Louis men's soccer team. Anderson is the recruiting coordinator for the Bears.
In his 11years on the staff, the Bears have accumulated an overall record of 113-55-29. WashU has recorded seven seasons with at least 10 wins, including a 14-1-5 effort in 2010. The Bears have made five NCAA Tournament appearances, including three-straight from 2010-12, and advanced to the second round in 2010, 2011 and 2015.
Anderson has helped lead the Bears to eight top-four finishes in the University Athletic Association (UAA), including a second-place finish in 2010 and back-to-back UAA titles in 2011 and 2012. He was also part of the UAA Coaching Staff of the Year in 2011.
A native of Jarrow, England, Anderson joined the Bears' staff in 2008. He coached for the Lou Fusz Soccer Club in St. Louis for three years, beginning with the U10 team in 2009 and serving as the team's head coach through its U12 season. He earned his National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) in 2009, and his Advanced National Diploma in 2010.
Prior to coming to WashU, Anderson worked with both boys and girls teams U10 to U14 as a coach and trainer for the Universal Sports Group in Simsbury, Conn. In 2007, he was the coach for the U10 girls, and U13 and U16 boys teams for the Swalwell Juniors Football Club in Swalwell, England.
Anderson earned a degree in coaching science with sport and exercise science from Manchester Metropolitan University in Alsager, England, in 2004. He and his wife, Jennifer, have a daughter, Madeline (6) and a son Ryan (2).
Updated June 1, 2019