Coach Bob Andreasen the assistant head coach under Mitch Charles who helped lead our means basketball team to their winning season over the spring has been promoted to Associate Head Coach.
Athletics Director Kathy McGinnis said, ” He now takes on extra responsibilities, with an increase in player management”, along with “extra recruiting of local student athletes and is more involved in fundraising”.
Andreasen along with being the head assistant coach also teaches a full load of classes as an adjunct professor.
In only his second year at City College Andreasen has come a long way in a very short time.
The Andreasen household has a strong gene pool of coaching, starting with his dad Tom who coached at Carson High School in Nevada for a number of years, and was inducted into the Nevada Basketball Hall of fame in 2002.
The eldest sister Amber was the head coach at Biola University for several years, the youngest sister Shari is now the head coach at Dayton High School in Nevada.
Bob played his basketball at Napa Valley College, and then went on to play at San Francisco State University where he was the captain of the team.
Whilst at San Francisco State, he received his bachelor’s degree in psychology, and later earned his masters degree in physical education from Chico State.
It was here at Chico State that Bob took up coaching and spent eight years as the assistant coach with the last 6 as the top assistant coach.
From there he came to City College and in his inaugural season help lead the City Knights to win the Pacific Coast Conference Championships, and enter the final eight play offs.
Andreason said, “It was an honor for the coach to make that promotion, it means a lot for him to have that trust in me”.
“I really enjoy the teaching aspect of it”.
This year after long hours of scouting by the coach’s the focus of play has shifted, where as last semester the winning team had spent two seasons together, this years team are still new and need to work towards a strong team work ethic.
This season’s team has great potential, and will be dominated by strength whilst they look to score quickly with penetration.
Almost the entire squad from last season has moved on, with ten of last season’s players receiving Fulbright Scholarships.
The new recruits are still working to earn a place on the team and the coaches have a difficult time narrowing down the amount of potential candidates.
Coach Andreasen is the perfect candidate to mold these young players as he commands the respect of his players.
Coach Charlens said “He deserved it and served in the role last year”.
“There is no drop off when I am not there, and he has a head coach personality”.
With the men’s basketball season less than a month and a half away, the focus has shifted and the mood more serious as they look to get their starting line up ready for opening day.