NORMAN, OK -- Texas A&M assistant men’s golf coach Jim Anderson was named one of three finalists for the 2012 Jan Strickland Award presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Friday.
The Strickland Award is presented to the NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA or NJCAA assistant coach that, among other things, has excelled in working with their student-athletes both on the course and in the classroom.
In his third season at Texas A&M, Anderson came to Aggieland after two years as an assistant at New Mexico. A native of Sioux Falls, S.D., he was a four-year letter-winner at New Mexico from 2001-04. Anderson graduated from UNM with a degree in Business-Human Resources in 2003 and completed a Master’s degree in Sport Administration there in 2004.
Other finalists include Jordan Byrd of Clemson and Shane Warren of LSU.
TaylorMade-adidas Golf has sponsored the Strickland Award since its inception in 2003.