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Halter Names Tanner Anderson as Assistant Coach

Tanner Anderson

COLUMBIA, Mo. ­– University of Missouri Track and Field head coach Brett Halter announced the addition of assistant coach Tanner Anderson on Tuesday.

In his role, Anderson will serve as the program’s recruiting coordinator while also assisting with middle-distance and distance athletes.

He previously served as a grad assistant at Washington where he helped with meet operations, travel coordination and compliance activities.

“I’m really excited to have Tanner begin his coaching career with us,” cross country coach Kyle Levermore said. “He had a fantastic career as an athlete at the prep-level and was the Nike Cross Nationals Champion in 2014. Anderson went on to earn an All-American honors at both Oregon and Washington and race on the international level. Those experiences will be invaluable to our athletes and recruits.”

An avid outdoorsman, Anderson worked as a deck boss on a commercial fishing vessel for two years where he picked and bled fish, maintained active communication with other boats and continually ensured quality control of the product.

From 2021-2023, he served as a volunteer coach at Mercer Island High School in Mercer, Wash. During his time, Anderson built relationships with and mentored prep athletes, ran workouts and assisted with training techniques.

Earning All-American honors in 2019 and 2020, Anderson competed collegiately at Oregon (2015-18) and Washington (2018-20). He notched All-America Second Team status for the 10,000m in 2017 and was named to the Cross Country All-Pac-12 Second Team in 2018. In 2020, he claimed the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation 3,000m title.

In addition to his 2014 Nike Cross Title, Anderson competed internationally during his prep career as a member of the junior Team USA. Additionally, he is a two-time Washington State High School Cross Country Champion, earning back-to-back titles in 2013 and 2014.

Anderson graduated from Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2020. He subsequently obtained a Master’s of Education in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership from his alma mater in 2021.


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