Athletics Director Bob De Carolis and I are very happy to announce that Gary Andersen, head coach of the University of Wisconsin Badgers, will serve as the next head football coach of the Oregon State Beavers.
A press conference welcoming Coach Andersen to Oregon State will be held in Corvallis mid-afternoon this Friday, although news of his hiring will likely reach the media in the next few hours.
Coach Andersen, age 50, has headed Wisconsin football for two years completing a 9-4 record in 2013 and a 10-3 record this year.
Prior to joining Wisconsin in late December 2012, Coach Andersen served as head coach at Utah State for four years, where he was named WAC Coach of the Year and was a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year award in 2012. He also spent 11 seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Utah.
Coach Andersen is a 1986 graduate of the University of Utah where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science. He also played football for Utah after earning first-team junior college All-America honors as an offensive lineman.
Andersen is married to the former Stacey Lambert, and they have three sons: Keegan and twins, Chasen and Hagen. Chasen plays linebacker for the University of Wisconsin, while Keegan is in his first season as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Washington.
Edward J. Ray