Mike Anderson joins the 2009 coaching staff as the defensive graduate assistant.
Anderson comes to Seattle after having served as the defensive grad assistant at Idaho in 2008, working with the defensive line, and in the same role at Washington State in 2007, working with the linebackers. He also spent the 2006 season working as a student assistant in the Washington State football office.
Anderson was a four-year letterman at Idaho, playing linebacker and defensive end. He started his college career under Tom Cable for his first three seasons and then played his final two years for former Vandals head man Nick Holt, now the UW defensive coordinator. A starter for three and a half seasons, he led Idaho in tackles in 2003.
Anderson prepped at Lewiston High School in Lewiston, Idaho, where he was a wide receiver and free safety on the football team, which made it to the state title game his senior year. He also played basketball and ran track, winning the state 400-meter title as a senior.
He earned bachelor's degrees in marketing and finance from the University of Idaho in 2006 and is scheduled to complete his master's degree in organizational leadership from Idaho this summer.
Anderson is married to his wife, Alyson.