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Anita Anderson

Temiskaming Thunder U19 Girls Assistant Coach

‭+1 (705) 647-2384‬

Introducing Anita, an exceptional individual whose unwavering dedication to education and sports has propelled her to become a distinguished educator and a devoted basketball coach. Having excelled as a dual-sport competitor during her time as a Laurentian University women's basketball player and a McMaster Women's Volleyball player, Anita's remarkable journey reflects her outstanding talent and leadership on the court.

Anita Anderson

Anita's journey began in Sudbury, where she attended Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School and actively participated as a core member of the volleyball, basketball, and track & field teams. After graduating, her talent was recognized, and she was recruited to join Laurentian University's women's basketball program, where she spent a year as part of the Lady Vees.

Later, Anita made a pivotal change and became a part of the McMaster University women's volleyball team. She spent three impactful years there and excelled, earning the title of team MVP in her final year. Graduating with honors, she achieved a Bachelor of Physical Education.

Her passion for teaching led her to complete a Bachelor of Education at the University of Western Ontario, and soon after, she embarked on her teaching career in Moosonee, marking the beginning of her impressive 30-year coaching journey.

After two years in Moosonee, she transitioned to Englehart High School, where she not only excelled as an educator but also took on several significant roles, including being the head of the Physical Education department and serving as the OFSAA representative and Secretary for the North Eastern Ontario Athletic Association for many years.

Throughout her career, Anita's true passion has always been coaching. With over 30 years of coaching experience, she has led numerous teams and individuals to provincial championships in basketball, volleyball, and track & field. Her mentorship has been instrumental in helping countless athletes achieve their goals in sports at the post-secondary level.

Beyond her dedication to her school and coaching, Anita is committed to serving her community. She has generously volunteered her time to organize youth league programs and has actively supported Minor Hockey initiatives, making a lasting impact on the lives of young athletes and sports enthusiasts.

Our Coaching Team.

The Temiskaming Thunder Coaches is comprised of former varsity athletes, local coaches, active Northern Ontario community members, parents, friends and professionals. All of whom demonstrate a strong commitment in developing a program that provides accessibility to the sport of basketball to Northern Ontario youth.

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