Andersen Returns to Alma Mater as Assistant Coach

Andersen Returns to Alma Mater as Assistant Coach

PUEBLO, Colo. (September 2, 2014) – Erik Andersen, who helped lead the Colorado State University-Pueblo men’s soccer team to top 25 rankings in both 2008 and 2009, returns to CSU-Pueblo and will take on double duties as the assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s soccer programs.

Andersen, who graduated in 2010 and received his degree in education, led the Pack offensively with ten goals and two assists during his senior season in 2009. The offensive outburst earned him numerous accolades, including first team Daktronics All-Central Region Team, second team All-RMAC, and second team NSCAA All-Central Region selection.

He also broke a school record for scoring a goal in six consecutive games (9/10/09- 9/27/09).

A native of Phoenix, Ariz., Andersen graduated from Moon Valley High School and stayed close to home, playing at Phoenix College where he was a team captain for two years before transferring to CSU-Pueblo.

Immediately after graduation, Andersen and his family left Pueblo and returned to the Phoenix area where he became an assistant coach for his alma mater, Phoenix College, while teaching physical education at the high school level.

After a two-year stint with the Bears, Andersen was hired as the assistant coach of NAIA-Arizona Christian University in 2013.

Andersen was also heavily involved in the Arizona Olympic Development Program.

With his return to Pueblo, Andersen will be working with both head coach Roy Stanley and the men’s team, while also assisting the women’s team and head coach Paul Regrutto.

“What I hope to accomplish while with the ThunderWolves is to teach kids all the life skills they need to succeed in the future.”

Erik and his wife Valette, now have two boys, Riley six, and Landon, three.