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Siena Names New Assistant Coach

It is now confirmed Siena has named Tobin Anderson as the new assistant coach. Anderson, who has been the head coach at Division III Hamilton College of the Liberty League for the last seven seasons will fill the vacancy left when Adam Chaskin left the program at the end of this past season.   It had been reported Tuesday that Anderson would  join the staff of Mitch Buonaguro, and Siena confirmed that Anderson officially accepted the job this morning.

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Anderson was the head coach at Clarkson University for five seasons and arrived at Hamilton in 2004. During his time at Hamilton, Andersons teams compiled a record of 118-63. They won or shared league titles in three seasons and won the tournament championship in 2006 leading to an NCAA tournament appearance where they advanced to the second round. Prior to being a head coach, Anderson was top assistant at Clarkson1996-1997 and Lemoyne 1997-1999. The 39 year old Anderson is a 1995 graduate of Wesleyan University where he was a four year starter and twice captain of the basketball team. He earned his master’s degree in athletic administration from Florida State in 1996. As a high school player in Iowa he was all state and All -America.

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Anderson is known for being a strong developer of talent. Today on Soundoff with Sinkoff Anderson stated that his focus and one of his greatest strengths has been “making players better”. He has been involved in over 30 basketball camps and clinics and served as lecturer, teacher, and coach at the Five Star Basketball Camp from 1996-2008. The famed camp has alumni which includes over 400 NBA players and 1000 DI players. It’s player alumni include Michael Jordan,LeBron James, Carmello Anthony, Kevin Durant, Patrick Ewing, Dwayne Wade and many others. Five Star coaching alumni include such legends as Mike Krzyzewski, Bobby Knight, Jim Boeheim, Jim Calhoun, and the beloved Dick Vitale. He has also instructed at the Hoop Group Elite summer camps which includes many alumni currently in the NBA.

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