Indiana hires Anderson as new strength coach

Indiana coach Tom Crean hired Lyonel Anderson as the program's new strength and conditioning coach.

Indiana hired Lyonel Anderson as its new basketball strength and conditioning coach, the school announced Wednesday. Anderson served as the director of sports performance for the University of Houston football program last year.

He has trained more than 40 professional athletes in his career, according to a release from Indiana. Anderson worked with the IU football program as the assistant strength and conditioning coach from 2012-13.

“Lyonel has coached and played at a high level and with great success,” Crean said in a release. “Those who have worked with him and know him have nothing but the highest praise for him personally and professionally. He is well respected and developed a great rapport with everyone during his visit here.”

Anderson replaces Je'Ney Jackson, who left to work with the University of Kansas football program last year.

Anderson has already gotten to work. You can get a glimpse inside IU's conditioning workouts by adding "IndianaMBB" on SnapChat.

“I’m extremely excited to work for a great coach like Tom Crean,” Anderson said. “This is like my Super Bowl. Every day I will have the opportunity to work with elite level athletes and elite level young men. I can not thank Coach enough for allowing me to be a part of this program.”


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