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OSU Fires Head Baseball Coach Anderson

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Oklahoma State University Director of Athletics Mike Holder has announced that head baseball coach Frank Anderson will not return next season.

"When Frank took this job, no one anticipated that he would have to endure five years of very significant scholarship reductions due to miscalculations by the compliance office," Holder said. "This occurred in baseball and several other equivalency sports at OSU. Even though Frank was not responsible for the errors, he accepted his fate with a positive attitude and never used the situation as an excuse. I commend him for his loyal service to OSU and regret that he didn't get nine years with a full allotment of scholarships and a level playing field with the competition."

Anderson served as OSU's head coach for nine seasons (2004-12) and ends his OSU career with a record of 329-208. He is the second-winningest coach in school history. He led the Cowboys to six NCAA regional appearances, two of which featured OSU as a top seed. From 2006 through 2009, Oklahoma State was the only Big 12 school to reach a regional final every season.

Anderson was 123-113 in Big 12 play. In his first season (2004), the Cowboys won their first conference tournament since 1996. In 2007, Anderson's Cowboys came within a game of the College World Series as the Cowboys fell in the third game of the Louisville Super Regional.

Under Anderson, 15 Cowboys earned All-America honors, 14 were All-Big 12 First Team selections, and four were Big 12 individual award winners, including: 2005 Freshman of the Year Corey Brown, 2006 Big 12 Player of the Year Tyler Mach, 2011 Newcomer of the Year Zach Johnson, and 2012 Big 12 Pitcher of the Year Andrew Heaney.

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