This week, we’re joined by Coach Cody Anderson, former Division I assistant coach and now head coach at Morgan County High School. In this episode, they discuss the differences of coaching at the high school and college levels and things coaches should consider when leading and building a program.
• Coaching High School v. College
• Meeting the goals of different players
• Doing things first class
• Casting a vision
• Treating players differently
• Goal related standards and accountability
• Taking ownership of your role
• Loving what you’re doing
• Talking about what matters
• Evaluating balance year to year
• Putting your time in the right places
About Coach Cody Anderson:
Cody Anderson was named the Head Men’s Basketball coach at Morgan County High School in July of 2022. He and his wife, Gabby Anderson, reside in Madison with their two dogs, Baylor and Georgia. They welcomed their first child, Nash Tyler Anderson, in January of 2023.
Prior to Morgan County, Anderson spent 9 of the last 11 years at the collegiate level after his most recent stop as an assistant coach at Division I member Longwood University. As offensive coordinator, Anderson helped lead Longwood to its best season in school history with a 26-7 record, 15-1 conference record, Big South regular season championship, Big South tournament championship, and the first NCAA tournament appearance in school history.
Prior to his second stint at Longwood, Anderson was the head coach at his alma mater, Habersham Central High School, from 2019-2021.
Anderson first arrived at Longwood in 2015. He spent one season as the Director of Basketball Operations before becoming the youngest full-time DI assistant coach in the country the following season. He remained at Longwood as an assistant coach for Head Coaches Jayson Gee and Griff Aldrich until 2019.
Anderson attended the University of Georgia from 2011-2015 and worked on Mark Fox’s staff as a student manager. He received his Bachelor’s degree in math education and is currently pursuing his masters degree in health & wellness.