2009 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee - Former Student Athlete
Rick Anderson graduated from Mariner High School in 1975. He played for EvCC in 1976 and 1977, pitching 19 games for the Trojans. After EvCC, Anderson transferred to the University of Washington, playing for the UW baseball team in 1978. He broke into the big leagues in 1986, making his major league debut with the New York Mets. After playing with the Mets for a season, Anderson joined the Kansas City Royals, where he played until 1988.
Anderson is currently a pitching coach for the Minnesota Twins. He was named the pitching coach in 2002, after serving as pitching coach for Class-AAA Salt Lake for seven years. He was also a Class-AA coach and a Class-A coach since he joined the Twins organization in 1989.
Anderson and his wife Rhonda, their daughters Cortnie and Ashley and son Ricky live in Woodbury, Minn.
Additional Recognition: Minor League AAA Pitcher of the Year