Gary Andersen

Gary Andersen
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamOregon State
Annual salary$2.1 Million
Biographical details
Born (1964-02-19) February 19, 1964 (age 53)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Alma materUtah
Playing career
1984Ricks College
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1988 Southeastern Louisiana (AHC/OC)
1989-1991 Ricks College (OL)
1992-1993 Idaho State (DL)
1994Park City (UT) HS
1995-1996 Northern Arizona (AHC/DL/ST)
1997-2000 Utah (DT/SDE)
2001-2002 Utah (AHC/DT/ST)
2003Southern Utah
2004 Utah (DL)
2005-2008 Utah (AHC/DC/DL)
2009-2012Utah State
2015-presentOregon State
Head coaching record
Overall55-57 (.491)
Accomplishments and honors
1 WAC (2012)
1 Big Ten West Division (2014)


Gary Lee Andersen (given birth to Feb 19, 1964) may be the mind football trainer at Oregon Condition School. He was the top football trainer at Wisconsin (2013–2014), Utah Condition (2009–2012), and Southern Utah School (2003). Andersen also offered 3 years as the protective coordinator on the School of Utah, where he coached the 2008 group that proceeded to go undefeated and defeat Alabama in the Glucose Bowl to complete #2 in the country. He still left the Badgers to teach for Oregon Condition in Dec 2014.


Andersen started his football profession playing center in Ricks University (right now Brigham Young University or college–Idaho) in Rexburg, Idaho, where he received first-team junior university All-America honors in 1984. He used in the University or college of Utah in Sodium Lake Town, where he lettered 2 yrs for the Utes and graduated in 1986 having a bachelor's level in political technology.

Coaching career


Andersen served simply because the assistant mind coach, defensive planner and defensive range trainer for the College or university of Utah in 2005–2008. He was a 2008 finalist for the Broyles Prize, given each year to the country's top college soccer assistant coach.

Utah State

Andersen was the top coach in Utah Condition for four months, you start with 4–8 information in '09 2009 and 2010. His 1st winning time of year at Utah Condition arrived in 2011 (7–6) and his 4th and final 12 months was the most effective, as the 2012 Aggies received 11 video games and lost just two (both losses had been by 2 and 3 factors against Wisconsin and BYU, respectively).


Andersen was introduced while the new mind coach in Wisconsin (which defeat Utah Condition within an early time of year video game in 2012) on Dec 21, 2012 to displace Bret Bielema, who still left for Arkansas. After Andersen made a decision to keep Utah Condition for the Wisconsin work, he called each one of his players at Utah Condition individually to see them individually of his decision. In 2013, Andersen's 1st win like a Wisconsin trainer was a 45–0 earn against Massachusetts. Andersen's last 2013 record was 9–4.The 2014 regular season ended using the Badgers taking 1st put in place the West department having a 10–2 record. Wisconsin performed Ohio Condition for the meeting name in the 2014 Big Ten Tournament Game where in fact the Badgers dropped to Ohio Condition 59–0. Andersen remaining Wisconsin four times later, having used the vacant mind coaching placement at Oregon Condition. Andersen cited family members as his rationale when planning on taking the Oregon Condition position although it was reported by some press outlets, such as for example Fox Sports activities and Sports activities Illustrated, that Andersen was disappointed using the University's high educational standards for sportsmen. Those reports ended up being accurate, and had been verified by Andersen in January 2015.Andersen needed to pay out a $3 mil buyout for departing inside the first 2 yrs of his agreement, which was place through January 2019.

Oregon State

Andersen was announced seeing that the new mind trainer of Oregon Condition on Dec 10, 2014. Andersen changed the winningest trainer in Oregon Condition background, Mike Riley, who still left for the same placement at Nebraska.

Head coaching record

Year Team General Conference Standing Dish/playoffs Instructors AP Southern Utah Thunderbirds (NCAA Department I-AA individual) (2003) 2003 Southern Utah 4–7 Southern Utah: 4–7 Utah Condition Aggies (American Athletic Meeting) (2009–2012) 2009 Utah Condition 4–8 3–5 T–5th 2010 Utah Condition 4–8 2–6 7th 2011 Utah Condition 7–6 5–2 T–2nd L Famous Idaho Potato 2012 Utah Condition 11–2 6–0 1st W Famous Idaho Potato 17 16 Utah Condition: 26–24 16–13 Wisconsin Badgers (Big 10 Meeting) (2013–2014) 2013 Wisconsin 9–4 6–2 2nd (Leaders) L Capital A single 21 22 2014 Wisconsin 10–3 7–1 1st (Western world) Outback 17 17 Wisconsin: 19–7 13–3 Didn't coach bowl video game Oregon Condition Beavers (Pac-12 Meeting) (2015–present) 2015 Oregon Condition 2–10 0–9 6th (North) 2016 Oregon Condition 4–8 3–6 T–4th (North) 2017 Oregon Condition 0–1 0–0 (North) Oregon Condition: 6–19 3–15 Total: 55–57       Country wide championship         Meeting name         Meeting division title Search positions from final Instructors Poll. Search positions from last AP Poll.Andersen still left for Oregon Condition before the dish game as well as the position reflects the team's position during Andersen's departure.

Coaching tree

Assistant coaches in Andersen who became NCAA Division We head coaches: Brent Brennan: San Jose Condition (2017–present) Kalani Sitake: BYU (2016–present) Mike Sanford: Indiana Condition (2013–2016) Matt Wells: Utah Condition (2013–present)