August 13, 2008


Hofstra Announces Anderson as New Head Coach


Former assistant coach Patrick Anderson has been named head coach at Hofstra, replacing Chris Dotolo.


A native of Silver Spring, Md., Anderson was an assistant for the Pride from 1998 to 2001. He has spent the past eight seasons as a minor league hitting and catching instructor for the Kansas City Royals.


Anderson started his coaching career in 1996 at Gannon University in Erie, Pa., He left Gannon in 1997 to work at The Baseball Factory in Ellicott City, Md.


A 1997 graduate of Mars Hill, Anderson earned a degree in physical education with a concentration in sports management. He played for the Chillicothe Paints and the Zanesville Greys in the Frontier League and was an all-star for both teams.


Anderson is married to Hofstra softball associate head coach Larissa Anderson. The couple lives in Levittown, N.Y.


Click here for list of 2008 Division I head coaching changes.