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Roy Anderson (born October 5, 1980) is an American football coach.

Roy Anderson
Personal information
Born: (1980-10-05) October 5, 1980 (age 39)
Tallahassee, Florida
Career information
High school:Tallahassee (FL) Amos P. Godby
College:Howard University
Career history
As coach:

Coaching careerEdit

Anderson's career began at Florida A&M where, in 2002, he served as a graduate assistant. In 2003, at LSU under Nick Saban, Anderson was a student assistant working primarily with wide receivers. He then moved on to Florida State where he worked under the legendary Bobby Bowden as a graduate assistant.

He would spend the next three seasons as a player personnel assistant with the Baltimore Ravens before being promoted to a coaching assistant position in 2008 with the arrival of John Harbaugh. In 2009, Anderson earned another promotion, this time to defensive assistant. In 2010, Anderson was named the secondary coach. When Chuck Pagano, the former Ravens defensive coordinator, was hired as the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, it was soon announced that Anderson would be following Pagano to Indianapolis to serve as the safeties coach.[1][2] Roy Anderson would remain in that role until after the 2015 season, in which he was relieved of his duties. Anderson would not be out of a job for long however, on January 29, 2016, it was announced that he was hired as the assistant defensive backs coach of the San Francisco 49ers.[3]

In 2017, Anderson became the Chicago Bears' assistant defensive backs coach, a position he held until the end of the 2018 season.[4][5]


  1. ^ Marvez, Alex (February 2012). "Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano makes staff hirings". Fox Sports Football. Fox Sports Interactive Media. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
  2. ^ "Indianapolis Colts: Roy Anderson". Indianapolis Colts Coaching Staff. Indianapolis colts. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
  3. ^ "Source: 49ers add Anderson as defensive backs coach". January 29, 2016.
  4. ^ Mayer, Larry (January 19, 2017). "Bears hire three assistant coaches". Chicago Bears. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  5. ^ Biggs, Brad (January 13, 2019). "Bears have decisions to make on the defensive staff under new coordinator Chuck Pagano". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved January 13, 2019.