Hired prior to the 1982 season, with 1,151 wins in 1,926 games, it’s an understatement to say Minnesota head coach John Anderson has seen a lot of baseball.
While not as voluminousness, the dean of Big Ten baseball coaches has witnessed quite the change within the landscape of Big Ten baseball. In his time while leading the Golden Gophers, the Big Ten’s footprint has seen it’s eastern boundary expand from the Ohio-Pennsylvania border to the Atlantic Ocean, it’s western edge colliding with the Rocky Mountain state of Colorado. A ten-team league has jumped to 11, to 13 in the 2015 season, with four universities joining the conference.
Unless the Big Ten takes on another round of expansion, it appears the 14-team conference will continue to field 13 baseball teams during Anderson’s career, holdout Wisconsin having no interest to reviving its baseball program.