Justin Anderson
Director of Player Personnel


  • Manage football roster for all prospective and current student-athletes
  • Lead on-boarding and off-boarding process for members of the official roster. 
  • Acquire top available talent and ensure each position group is filled. 

Professional Experience

  • East Carolina – Director of Player Personnel (early 2022)
  • Virginia – Director of Player Personnel (2016-2021)
  • Nicholls State Assistant Football Coach – Passing Game Coordinator, NFL Liaison, Wide Receivers, Tight Ends (2010-2015)
  • Offensive Line Graduate Assistant, BYU (2009-2010)
  • Defensive Line Intern, BYU (2008-2009)
  • Offensive Coordinator, Harmony High School – St. Cloud, FL (2004-2007)


  • Masters of Arts in Communication, Brigham Young University (2012)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Brigham Young University (2002)

Athletic Career

  • BYU wide receiver (2000-2002)
    • Named to Mountain West All-Academic Team (2001)
  • Ricks College wide receiver (1995, 98-99)


  • Married to Anne Anderson
  • Has 5 children (Dakota , Kenedi, Rubee, Peyton, Jayce and Jackson)
  • Loves any type of sports and spending time with his wife and kids
  • Served a full-time Spanish-speaking mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in San Antonio, Texas. 

Past Experience

A former Cougar receiver and player personnel director at BYU, Anderson returns to Provo with more than 17 years of professional experience after working the past six seasons as the director of player personnel at the University of Virginia and being appointed to the same position at East Carolina University earlier this year in January.

Anderson brings proven knowledge in recruiting, productivity and performance management as well as staff training and development. In 2016, Anderson joined Bronco Mendenhall’s staff at Virginia after previously serving as director of player personnel under Mendenhall at BYU in 2015. In his first stint at BYU he developed a unique recruiting structure that resulted in a recruiting class that rated among the highest in program history. 

During Anderson’s tenure on Mendenhall's staff in Charlottesville, he coordinated all Cavaliers' recruiting efforts and activities that included oversight of identification and subsequent evaluation of prospective student-athletes. Anderson spearheaded the growth and development of recruiting and internal creative media departments that helped UVA produce the two highest-ranked signing classes in program history.
On the field, the Cavs earned bowl eligibility status in four of the last five seasons during Anderson's stay at Virginia - Military (2017), Belk (2018), Capital One Orange (2019) and Wasabi Fenway (2021). UVA also advanced to the ACC Championship Game in 2019 after capturing the league's Coastal Division title with a 6-2 mark.
From 2010 to 2015, Anderson was an assistant coach at FCS member Nicholls (La.) State serving as the passing game coordinator, wide receivers and tight ends coach and working as the NFL liaison. He was promoted to the position of assistant head coach during his third season with the Colonels.
He spent the 2009 season as a graduate assistant coach at BYU after serving an internship with the Cougar football program in 2008. He broke into the coaching ranks as the offensive coordinator at Harmony (Fla.) High School from 2004 to 2007.


As the director of player personnel, Anderson will be responsible to manage the football roster for all prospective and current student-athletes, including the on-boarding and off-boarding process of members of the official football roster. Comparable to the general manager in the NFL, the director of player personnel focuses on acquiring the top available talent and ensuring each position group is filled.

Playing Career

As a player, Anderson was a wide receiver at BYU from 2000 to 2002 after starting his collegiate career at Ricks (Idaho) College. While with the Cougars, he was a part of the 2001 Mountain West Conference championship squad that finished 12-2 and played in the Liberty Bowl. Additionally, he was selected to the MWC All-Academic Team as a junior.

Education and Family

Anderson earned both a bachelor’s degree in communications (2002) and master’s in communications (2012) from BYU. He and his wife, Anne, have six children, Dakota, Kenedi, Rubee, Peyton, Jayce and Jackson.

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