JACKSON, Miss. -- Jackson State Director of Athletics Dr. Vivian L. Fuller announced today that Tevester Anderson will retire from his position as the head men’s basketball coach.

Anderson, who led the Tigers to an 11-18 overall record this season, finished his 10-year run at JSU with a 149-170 record.

“We sincerely thank Coach Anderson for his contributions to Jackson State University,” Fuller said. “He is truly a professional in collegiate athletics.”

During his tenure at JSU, Anderson led the Tigers to seven straight Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament appearances, a SWAC Tournament Championship (2006-07), a NCAA tournament appearance when the Tigers faced the Florida Gators in the opening round and a post-season NIT bid in 2010.

During the 2006-07 season, the Tigers finished with a 21-14 overall record and a 12-6 conference mark. In 2009-10, the Tigers finished the season with a 17-1 SWAC record. 

“It has been a pleasure guiding the Jackson State men's basketball program,” Anderson said. “I think Jackson State is one of the premiere athletic programs in the nation. I am grateful for having been able to come back to my home state and lead the Tigers.”

Anderson came to Jackson State from Murray State University, where he spent five seasons at the helm of the Racers' basketball program. During his head coaching career at Murray State, he accrued an overall record of 103-52 with two Ohio Valley Conference titles and two appearances in the NCAA Tournament.

JSU will hold a press conference on Monday, March 25, to officially announce Anderson’s retirement and to recognize his contribution to Jackson State. Anderson’s retirement will become effective on June 30.