Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Chantelle Anderson to VaTech as assistant

Former Vanderbilt star Chantelle Anderson will be part of Virginia Tech's new coaching staff under Dennis Wolff, Anderson announced via Twitter. Her words:

IT'S OFFICIAL!!! So hyped! Next year I will be coaching at....

A two-time Kokak All-American and the 2002 SEC Player of the Year, the 6-foot-6 Anderson scored a school-record 2,604 points during her career at Vanderbilt (2000-03). In February, the Commodores retired Anderson's jersey at halftime of the Vanderbilt-Tennessee game before a sellout crowd of 14,163. Anderson was the No. 2 pick in the 2003 WNBA draft , but her pro career was hampered by injuries, including a broken patella, a torn Achilles tendon and an ACL tear.

Anderson recently completed her first season as an assistant coach with Palm Beach Atlantic University, a Division II team. The team's head coach is 26-year-old Clarisse Garcia, who finished her playing career at Villanova in 2007.

Off the court, Anderson has remained visible in a variety of roles, including color commentary and a guest stint on the MTV series "Made." She projects confidence and an infectious personality, and is clearly proud of being a 6-foot-6 woman. Assistant coaches are often seen but not heard from. But we have a feeling Tech fans will be getting to know a lot more about Chantelle Anderson.

1 comment:

  1. I wasa fan of chantelle anderson in san antonio and her announcing of silver stars basketball kept me listening. Just wondered what happened to her