UNC’s Anderson named Arkansas State head football coach

By
Updated: December 19, 2013

Jonesboro, AR (SportsNetwork.com) – Arkansas State has hired Blake Anderson as
the school’s next head football coach.

Athletic director Terry Mohajir made the announcement via Twitter on Thursday
saying, “I’m excited to announce Blake Anderson as our new head football
coach!”

Anderson had spent the last two seasons at North Carolina, where he served as
the team’s offensive coordinator under Larry Fedora.

It will be the first ever head coaching job for Anderson, who takes over at
Arkansas State for Bryan Harsin.

Harsin led the RedWolves to a 7-5 campaign and a berth in the GoDaddy.com Bowl
in his only season on the Arkansas State sideline before leaving to accept the
head coaching job at Boise State on Dec. 11.

Anderson will become the fifth different head coach in five seasons for the
Red Wolves. After Steve Roberts’ nine-year tenure came to a close in 2010,
Hugh Freeze took over in 2011 and left after one season for Ole Miss. Gus
Malzahn lasted just the 2012 campaign before moving on to Auburn before
Harsin’s one-year stint.