May 24, 2000
East Lansing, Mich. - Trena Anderson has been named assistant to the head coach by Michigan State women's basketball coach Joanne McCallie. Anderson, who will begin her duties at MSU immediately, spent the past year doing an internship in the Spartan athletic department. In addition to administrative duties, Anderson will assist in the marketing and promotion of the team, coordinate team appearances and community outreach as well as coordinate the organizational aspects of the Spartan basketball camps.
"Trena will be a tremendous role model for our student-athletes," McCallie said. "She is a young woman with a great deal of energy and enthusiasm and I look forward to utilizing her skills to help promote and market our program as well as organizing community outreach projects."
A native of St. Louis, Mo., Anderson was an intern for the MSU Student-Athlete Support Services and Life Skills Program this past year. In that capacity, she was involved in numerous community outreach programs and helped coordinate seminars and workshops to build student-athletes' academic, personal and career growth.
Prior to arriving at MSU, she spent two years as an assistant track and field coach at her alma mater, Southeast Missouri State, helping to guide the Otahkians to a pair of Ohio Valley Conference Championships. Anderson was an accomplished runner herself, winning two conference championships in the 100-meter hurdles. She was also a member of Southeast Missouri State's Ohio Valley Conference Championship team in 1996. Anderson played four years of high school varsity basketball before deciding to pursue collegiate track and field.
"I'm glad to get back into women's basketball and I'm honored to be a part of this staff," Anderson said. "The atmosphere is exciting around here and I am looking forward to the great things Joanne and her staff are trying to accomplish."
Anderson earned a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Southeast Missouri State in 1997 and recently received her master's degree in public administration from there.