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Kent Anderson is in his first year as
the head coach of the Waldorf College football team.
Prior to his arrival at Waldorf, Anderson spent two seasons at Iowa Wesleyan College. In the 2011 season the Tigers compiled the most wins since 1997. Anderson also served as the team's offensive coordinator and helped them average the most points per game since 1994. Their team GPA was the highest in twenty years, which can be attributed to Anderson's commitment to academic achievement. Before Iowa Wesleyan, he spent the past 15 years as a head coach in Germany. As a coach in the German Football League, Anderson compiled a 182-62-5 record and won eight national championships, with four different teams. He was also a six-time national coach of the year.
Anderson is a native of Bloomfield, Iowa, and is a 1985 graduate of Iowa State University. He received a degree in general studies and was a wide receiver and special teams player and a three-year letter winner on the football team.
Upon his graduation from Iowa State, Anderson worked in the private sector for six years in sales. He then spent two years at the University of North Carolina working as a graduate assistant in the football program coached by Mack Brown, who is now the head coach at the University of Texas. Anderson coached wide receivers and the offensive line and was part of a UNC team that won the 1993 Peach Bowl, which marked the Tar Heels' first bowl win in nine years.
Anderson also spent one year as an assistant coach at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, coaching wide receivers and coordinating the team's passing game. In 1994 he took over as head coach of the Braunschweig Lions in Braunschweig, Germany, and became the first coach in GFL history to take his team to the playoffs in his first year as coach.
While coaching in Germany, Anderson also oversaw many of his teams' football operations, including recruitment/scouting of players from the NCAA, NFL and Europe, developing corporate sponsorship and marketing programs, budget operation and personnel decisions. He also spent time off the field as a motivational speaker for a number of German businesses.
Anderson is married to Friederike and they have one daughter, Laena.
Elzie Anderson is in his first year as the associate head coach and defensive coordinator for the Warriors.
Anderson comes to Waldorf after spending the last five years as defensive coordinator at Independence Community College in Kansas. While there he coached numerous All-Americans and developed one of the top-ranked defenses in the Jay Hawk Conference.
Anderson played collegiately at Itawamba Junior College and was selected to compete in the Mississippi All-Star game at wide receiver. He went on to complete his eligibility at Austin Peay State University. While at Austin Peay, Anderson was a First Team All-Conference selection and a team captain.
Following his collegiate career, Anderson played professionally in Europe for fourteen years. He played in seven National Championship games in Germany and won three, including two European Championships. Anderson also played in two National Championship games in Finland and was nominated for league MVP in 1991. While in Germany he played three seasons under current Waldorf head coach, Kent Anderson. In 1998 he was chosen as the German Bowl MVP and was named the Defensive Lineman of the Year in Europe in 1999. He collected four titles as player and coach under Anderson.
After coaching in the German professional ranks, Anderson was named the Head Coach for the Dutch Junior National team in 2005. He served as the defensive coordinator and defensive line coach for the team.
Anderson is the father of four and currently resides in Forest City.
Henry Stone is in his third season as an assistant coach with the Waldorf College football team. For 2012, Coach Stone is the quarterbacks coach and recruiting Coordinator for the Warriors. In 2011, he was the special teams coordinator /wide receivers coach.
In 2012, Coach Stone was promoted to quarterbacks coach and helped install a completely new offensive scheme. His quarterbacks completed 2012 season with 2,529 passing yards and 25 touchdowns. This was up from 1,124 yards passing and only five touchdowns in 2011. Waldorf finished 20th in the NAIA in passing offense and passing efficiency. This was up from being ranked 70th and 78th respectively in 2011. Coach Stone mentored Bryan Smith who garnered 2012 MSFA All-Conference Honorable Mention and conference Player of the Week honors. While stepping out of special teams coordinator role, he still made his mark coaching the kickoff return unit. James Lloyd again led the conference in kick-off return yardage and was 6th in the nation. He also led the nation in returned touchdowns for 2012. Lloyd landed a 1st Team All-Conference selection as a kick returner. He was also named Week 4 NAIA Special Teams Player of the Week.
Arriving in 2011, Coach Stone revived a lackluster special teams unit. In conference play, Waldorf ended the 2011 season ranked 6th and 7th in punt return and kickoff return averages respectively. This was up from being ranked 16th (last) in both categories in 2010. Waldorf was also ranked 27th and 28th respectively in the NAIA at the end of the 2011 season. This was up from being ranked 90th and 85th nationally in 2010. Coach Stone worked with and helped develop James Loydd. Loydd was #1 in MSFA and #2 in the NAIA in kick-off return yards. Loydd was also #1 in MSFA and # 12 in NAIA for all-purpose yards. Loydd was selected as the 2nd Team All-Conference returner. James Loydd also garnered All-Conference Honorable Mention as a wide receiver.
Prior to coming to Waldorf, Stone was an offensive coordinator/position coach at Shadow Ridge High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. While at Shadow Ridge, Stone helped develop and implement a new offensive scheme which guided the Mustangs to their first playoff berth in four years. In 2010, he coached four players who earned division honors including a First Team All-Division Wide Receiver.
Prior to his stint with Shadow Ridge, Stone was on the staff at Kadena High School in Okinawa, Japan, where he served as the Wide Receivers coach in 2003 and the offensive coordinator in 2004. During his two seasons with the Panthers, he helped guide the team to two straight championship title games.
Stone is a highly decorated 22 year veteran of the United States Air Force. He has served through both the Gulf War and the Global War on Terrorism. He is married to the former Pennie Sornberger of Marysville, Washington. Together, they have four children: Melissa, Chris, Daniel, and Andrew.