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.