Kent Anderson is the new head coach of the Iowa Wesleyan College football program. The 47-year-old Anderson is the 45th head coach in the 120-year history of Iowa Wesleyan's football program.

Anderson takes over for Jason Smelser as Head Football Coach and comes to IWC with a unique background, having spent the past 15 years as a head coach in Germany. As a coach in the German Football League professional ranks, Anderson posted a 182-62-5 record and won eight national championships. He won titles with four different teams and was a six-time national coach of the year.

Though he spent many years coaching in Germany, Anderson is hardly a stranger to southern Iowa. He is a native of Bloomfield, Iowa, and a graduate of Davis County High School, where he was all-state in football and basketball as well as a state champion in track & field. The son of Dennis and Barbara Anderson, he comes from a family with a background in coaching and administration. His father Dennis is well-known throughout Iowa as a long-time head coach and athletic director at Davis County High.

Anderson is also a 1985 graduate of Iowa State University, where 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, 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. Outside of football he also developed skills as a motivational speaker for a number of high-profile businesses in Germany.

Anderson is married to Friederike, an elementary school teacher. The couple now resides in Mount Pleasant.
2010 Football Roster
Roster for 2010 Football Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
1Greg FieldsSRWR5-7165St. Louis, Mo.Riverview Gardens
2Dominique RichardsSRDB6-1208Bronx, N.Y.Pelham Prep
4Lawrence MooreSRWR5-9169Country Club Hills, Ill.Rich Central
5Zach RaySOWR5-8191Springfield, Ill.Springfield Southeast
6Chris OwensSRLB6-0212Greer, S.C.Greer
7T.J. TolliverSRDB5-10178Bellwood, Ill.Proviso West
8Tarvis GordonSODL5-11244Sanford, Fla.Winter Springs
9Charles ThomasSODB6-2217Fontana, Calif.A.B. Miller
10Cameron JonesJRLB5-8201O'Fallon, Mo.Hazelwood East
11LiMichael PeeplesFRWR6-0161Conyers, Ga.Stephenson
12Brett BrodersenSOQB6-0192Visalia, Calif.Redwood
14Chase TackettFRWR5-9173Camarillo, Calif.Camarillo
15Leondre WashingtonFRWR5-7156St. Louis, Mo.LaDue Horton Watkins
16Jerkeem JonesFRDB5-7170St. Louis, Mo.Sumner
17Brian SchrockJRDB5-8174Congerville, Ill.Eureka
19Kevin McConnellSOQB6-3177Kansas City, Mo.Oak Park
20Kerry HartleyFRDB6-1175Lithonia, Ga.Stephenson
22Darious WatsonSRDB5-8215Bellwood, Ill.Proviso West
23Allante TaylorJRDB5-9197Detroit, Mich.Frederick Douglas
24Jarrod MikelFRRB5-9203Houston, TexasKlein Forest
26Lance MountainFRDB5-10157Griggsville, Ill.Griggsville-Perry
27Jeremy SchnedenFRDB5-8160Burlington, IowaBurlington
28Harrison BallardSORB5-11183Rockledge, Fla.Viera
31Kris DolinskyFRK5-7195Fishers, Ind.Hamilton Southeastern
32Jake DeenSOLB5-10198West Burlington, IowaWest Burlington
34Joel KellerJRRB5-10173Columbus Junction, IowaColumbus
37Kenrick LawsonJRLB6-0212Brooklyn, N.Y.William E. Grady
40Orlando NormanFRDB5-9165St. Louis, Mo.Beaumont
41Edward AmadiSOLB5-10216Garland, TexasLakeview Centennial
42Brant SmothersSOFB6-0211Montezuma, IowaMontezuma
43Howard BoundsFRLB6-0161St. Louis, Mo.Parkway South
44Matthew VidalesSOFB5-8186Los Angeles, Calif.St. Francis
46Jamarco ClarkFRDL6-1206Conley, Ga.Forest Park
48Jared TolanderFRWR6-0165Winfield, IowaWinfield-Mount Union
49Dean BakerFRLB6-0211Lees Summit, Mo.Blue Springs South
50Brent KeasterSROL6-5257Visalia, Calif.Redwood
51Mike TupaiJRLB5-11264San Francisco, Calif.Capuchino
52Bobby HallSOLB5-9236Chicago, Ill.Coll. of DuPage (Ill.)
54Jimmy LannFRDL6-4203Vernon, Ala.Lamar County
55Devin BaldwinFRLB6-0248St. Louis, Mo.North County Tech
56Roy SmithFRLB5-10220Palmyra, Mo.Palmyra
57Brayden BergrenSOLB5-10207Mediapolis, IowaMediapolis
58Eric DavisJROL6-2245Clemons, IowaWest Marshall
59Brock ChestleighSOOL5-10219Country Club Hills, Ill.Hillcrest
60Nate SchrockJROL6-3294Mediapolis, IowaMediapolis
61Trace NebelFROL6-1267Wayland, IowaWACO
63Zach NixonFROL6-4300Kahoka, Mo.Clark County
65Dusty YoungFROL6-0239Donnellson, IowaCentral Lee
66Tyler StewartJROL5-9275Merritt Island, Fla.Satellite
69Andrew LashombFROL6-2234Franklin, Ga.Heard County
70Alexander LlewellynSOOL6-4286Alton, Ill.Alton
71Tim ChavezSROL6-6342Champaign, Ill.Champaign Central
75Richard SilvaSODL5-11271Kirkland, Wash.Interlake
76Thomas JacksonFROL5-11282Jacksonville, Ill.Jacksonville
77James DanielFROL6-3260Riverdale, Ill.Chicago Christian
79Maxmillian ChambersJRDL6-6374Bloomington, Ill.University HS
81Ridge HobbsFRWR6-3195New London, IowaNew London
82Thomas BarkeiSOWR6-1183Aurora, Ill.Central Catholic
83Cole CarlockFRWR5-10142Virginia, Ill.Beardstown
90Eduardo GarciaSODL6-1236San Diego, Calif.Kearny
91Matthew Palmer-NewtonJRLB6-0190Camarillo, Calif.Rio Mesa
94Darius YatesFRDL6-2297Riverdale, Ill.Thornton Township
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