Indiana hires Lyonel Anderson as strength and conditioning coach

  • 06/10/2015 10:27 am in

Indiana announced on Wednesday morning that Lyonel Anderson has been hired as the strength and conditioning coach for men’s basketball.

Anderson was formerly the associate director of sports performance for the University of Houston football program. He played tight end at Kansas and earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from the university in 2008, according to a press release from IU.

“We look for the best person to lead young men and get the most out of them on a daily basis,” Tom Crean said in a release.  “You have to be at the forefront of your profession, display passion for what you do and energize everyone you touch.

“Lyonel has coached and played at a high level and with great success. Those who have worked with him and know him have nothing but the highest praise for him personally and professionally.  He is well respected and developed a great rapport with everyone during his visit here.”

Before working at Houston, Anderson worked with IU football as an assistant strength and conditioning coach and also worked at Rice University in a similar role.

“I’m extremely excited to work for a great coach like Tom Crean,” Anderson said in a release.  “This is like my Super Bowl.  Every day I will have the opportunity to work with elite level athletes and elite level young men.  I can not thank Coach enough for allowing me to be a part of this program.”

Anderson is a native of Rochester, New York, and has one son, King.

He assumes the role vacated by Je’Ney Jackson, who left for the University of Kansas back in December. Chris Virtue had been serving in Jackson’s role and will continue to be involved with the program.

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  • TomJameson

    Sounds like a good hire. Welcome back Mr. Anderson!

  • Robert Golden

    Keep the upstate New York train rolling.

    Go IU.

  • Hoosier Pride

    If any of you all have SnapChat, give indianambb a follow, they have posted stories the last two days of their workouts..Pretty cool stuff to see. This guy is full of energy, seems like a great hire.

  • sarge

    Welcome Lyonel, glad to have you back in Bloomington and looking forward to your continued success for IU basketball.

  • inLinE6

    Just watched their Day2 practice. Impressive. Thanks for the pointer!

  • Zach

    Welcome back Coach Anderson! Really enjoying getting an inside look into the teams workouts so far through Snapchat. Looks like Coach is bringing a lot of energy and intensity

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    welcome to iu, now get Uncle Tim some muscles asap!

  • robmac10

    Great look, love him in the face of Bryant already haha

  • Bryant is not yet on campus.

  • robmac10

    Ah, scratch that. On second look it was Holt haha.

  • hoosier93

    Uncle Tim!

  • hoosier93

    Reminds me of Quincy Acy a little… ish lol. Like the beard. Dude is intense. The softies on this team need it.

  • hoosier93

    Watched some of the stuff on Snapchat. Pretty good. But to nitpick like I’m supposed to… didn’t like any of the close outs. Gotta form good habits in practices. Players were too straight up on close outs. Gotta sprint, shuffle, stay low and keep a hand up(left hand up on right handed shooters and right on lefties). Players need to be consistently reminded to PAY ATTENTION TO DETAIL.

  • marcusgresham

    When the coach is that sweaty in his picture he’s leading by example (well, that or he’s just been outside for 30 seconds today. I assume it’s as hot in Bloomington as it is in Corydon.)

  • hoosier93

    It’s 90 here in Orange County. I think the first time of the year. Maybe.

  • At the Quarries

    It’s hot and dry out here at the quarries, just the way I like it.

  • cbags05

    This dude needs to tap into blackmon’s potential.

  • BobbyBeGoodKnight

    Whos kidden? Tylonel is reall brewser! BUG tyme.. boy lets go lift them waits for mussel times!!! we gona run jumpin pass ball allthe way to charmipionship!

  • ArghSonOfOhCrap

    Tim Priller – Yeah I know!

  • Tyler T

    Holt honestly looks a lot taller in the snapchat story. I thought it was Bryant too

  • Hoosier Pride

    When will Bryant and the others be in town?

  • CreanFaithful

    I think I read that it is not next week, but the following…

  • millzy32

    Spellcheck obviously way way way broken.