Stetson University women's basketball head coach Lynn Bria proudly announced Thursday that David Saur and Kenny Anderson have joined the program's coaching staff for the 2013-14 season.
Saur will serve as the Hatters recruiting coordinator, a position he also held at both Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2012-13 and at California University of Pennsylvania in 2011-12. While at IUP, Saur helped lead the Hawks to a 23-9 record, an appearance in the NCAA Tournament, and a #12 national ranking. As the posts coach he mentored forward Sarah Pastorek, an honorable mention All-American performer, and forward Lindsay Stamp, an NCAA Tournament Atlantic Region all-tournament team selection.
At Cal, Saur secured commitments from top players in Maryland and Pennsylvania while also acquiring a pledge from a Division I transfer. As the guards coach he mentored first-team all-conference selections Danielle Luckett and Amy Johns.
"David is going to be a great asset," Bria said. "He has done a really nice job at the places he has been. He is an excellent coach on the floor. I anticipate he will do a great job recruiting. He has a lot of contacts in the U.S. and internationally."
Saur previously served on the coaching staffs of both the men’s and women’s basketball programs at his alma mater, Thiel. While with the Tomcats, Saur was involved in all aspects of both programs, including on-court coaching, game preparation, preseason workouts, scouting, recruiting and daily operations.
He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Thiel in 2011 and his Master’s Degree in Sport Management from Cal in 2012.
“I am ecstatic about the opportunity to join the Stetson women’s basketball family," Saur said. "The high standard for academic excellence, the winning tradition on the basketball court and the opportunity to work for a highly successful coach like Coach Bria is what makes coming to Stetson so special for me. I look forward to the opportunity to help build on the already great foundation that has been set here.”
Anderson joins the Hatters from Lynn University, where as an assistant coach in 2012-13 he helped guide the Knights to new school-records of 18 regular season wins and 11 conference wins. Lynn also captured the Sunshine State regular season title and participated in the NCAA Championship. Anderson tutored Knights guard Kira Harvey, the SSC Player and Co-Defensive Player of the Year, the Daktronics South Region Player of the Year, and Daktronics third-team All-American. He was also a member of the coaching staff that saw head coach Niki Washington earn SSC Coach of the Year honors.
"Kenny will be another really good recruiter," Bria said. "He has already recruited in the state of Florida. He is a very impressive young coach who is really going to be outstanding. He is a really good floor coach, and I anticipate he will work with our guards. I think he will be a solid recruiter in the southeast."
Prior to his arrival at Lynn, Anderson completed a successful high school coaching career where he served as head coach at Kings (Ohio) Junior High (2010-12) and assistant coach at Lawton Chiles (Fla.) High School (2010). He led Kings to a pair of conference championships and helped Lawton Chiles to its first winning season in school history and a FHSAA Class 4A District Championship.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from Florida A&M University in 2010, Anderson worked with the Rattlers' coaching staff as a sophomore and junior, assisting in practice preparation and scouting.
"I would like to thank Coach Bria for this great opportunity," Anderson said. "She has done an amazing job of putting Stetson Women’s Basketball on the map and I am really excited to be a part of the Stetson University community and the women’s basketball family. Coach Bria expects to be in the NCAA Championship every year and it is my responsibility to help get us there."
The Hatters were 24-9 in 2012-13 and champions of the Atlantic Sun Conference.