Erynn Anderson is beginning her second year at SUNYIT and second season as the head coach of the Wildcats’ Women’s Lacrosse Team. She began building the program from the ground up last year as her squad immediately began competition at the varsity level and played a full NEAC schedule in the spring. Under Anderson’s helm, the program saw immediate success as the team posted at 4-10 overall record but recorded 4-4 in NEAC play, which placed the team fifth out of the ten conference teams; just one win shy of making a post-season appearance. Additionally, Anderson inherited the women's cross country team in 2011, as the first full-time women’s coach as well as serves as the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.) Advisor, and assists with sports information.
Anderson joined SUNYIT with a wealth of experience in multiple facets of intercollegiate athletics, as shown by the numerous titles she held during her time with SUNY Maritime over the past three years. While with the Privateers, she has served as the head women's lacrosse coach, the assistant sports information director and the school's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.) advisor, while also taking over head coaching duties of the women's volleyball team in the 2009 and 2010 seasons.
She instantly saw success with the Maritime lacrosse team during her first season at the helm, as the squad won its first-ever Skyline conference match and broke the program records for most wins in a season, most goals scored in a season, most goals scored in a game and most goals scored by a player in a game.
Prior to Maritime, Anderson spent a year as the head women's lacrosse coach at fellow NEAC member institution SUNY Morrisville, where she also brought in the US Women's National Team Clinic that drew close to 200 girls. She also served as the assistant director of the school's intramurals program and ran various lacrosse day clinics throughout the year.
Before coaching, Anderson was a scholarship cross country runner for the University of North Carolina at Pembroke before transferring to play lacrosse at Fredonia State, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature in December of 2004. She had a tremendous three-year lacrosse career as a student-athlete, finishing with the third-most career assists in program history while being seventh all-time in both career goals and points. She also received team honors each season in the program: Rookie of the Year in 2003, Offensive MVP in 2004 and Offensive Co-MVP in 2005. Following graduation, she remained at Fredonia for two more years as a graduate-assistant coach before receiving her Master of Arts degree in English literature and theory in May of 2007.
Anderson continues to be involved with lacrosse in the off-season, coaching with the Central New York Elite Lacrosse Club as a head coach throughout the year, while playing in the Upstate Open Lacrosse League in the summers. She has coached at various lacrosse camps including the All-American Lacrosse Camp at Colgate University and the Nike Team Lacrosse Camp at Syracuse University. Anderson has attended the Division III Student-Athlete Leadership Conferences and is a regular attendee of the annual US Lacrosse Convention.
A native of Baldwinsville, NY, Anderson currently resides in Deerfield, NY.