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Sherman ISD Announces New Head Baseball Coach

Anderson Sherman ISD is pleased to announce Chris Anderson as its new Head Varsity Baseball Coach. Most recently, Anderson served as the softball varsity assistant coach in Denison ISD and previously worked in Sherman ISD as a fourth-grade teacher at Wakefield Elementary. He will rejoin the Bearcat family in his new role as a head baseball coach and teacher at Sherman High School.

"​I am blessed to return to the same district that my coaching and teaching career started with," Anderson expressed about returning to Sherman ISD. "Having the opportunity to hopefully end my teaching and coaching career in the same district I started in after a long and successful tenure as head baseball coach would be a dream come true."

Anderson spent the last two years in Denison ISD as the varsity softball assistant coach and elementary physical education teacher. During his time in Denison, Anderson coached the hitters and catchers. Before that, he served as the varsity baseball assistant coach and high school teacher at McKinney North High School. As a pitching coach, he managed a team ERA of 1.63 in five seasons and maintained a win-loss record of 112-46 in five seasons.

"We are very excited to have Coach Anderson back with Sherman ISD," SISD Athletic Coordinator JD Martinez said. "Coach Anderson is an exceptional teacher and mentor to all students and will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our baseball program."

In 1996, Anderson was drafted to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays as a catcher. He also played for the Amarillo Dillas Professional Baseball Organization and ended his professional baseball career with the Boston Red Sox in 2000. Since then, Anderson's love for baseball and children has transformed into a love for educating youth inside of the classroom and on the baseball field. During the 2017-2018 school year, Coach Anderson was selected as the Mayes Elementary Teacher of the Year, and during the 2015-2016 school year, he was selected as the McKinney North High School Teacher of the Year. His strong leadership inside of the classroom, coupled with his wealth of knowledge of baseball, will be an asset to the coaching staff of Sherman High School.

"​I truly believe the secret to any team's success is the amount of work and effort you put into the game," Anderson said. "I am going to work on building a culture of preparedness and attention to detail within our staff and players that the in-game success becomes second nature."

Kimberly Simpson