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Anderson among coaching greats who influence Wisconsin basketball

Retired UW-Eau Claire basketball coach Ken Anderson is among the successful Wisconsin coaches LA Times columnist Bill Dwyre highlights in his March 30 column titled "Wisconsin Final Four team has a family tree with deep coaching roots." 

With the Wisconsin Badgers and Coach Bo Ryan heading to the NCAA Final Four later this week, Dwyre's column talks about how Anderson and other Division III Wisconsin coaches made a lasting impact on how basketball is played and coached at all levels in Wisconsin. He also notes that Ryan's early success in Wisconsin coaching came at the Division III level. 

In his column, Dwyre describes Anderson's successful 27-year coaching stint at UW-Eau Claire, his second-best winning percentage in college basketball, and his decision to pass on coaching the Badgers to stay with the Blugolds. 

The UW-Eau Claire basketball court in Zorn Arena was named after Anderson, and his successful coaching career was highlighted earlier this month in a Chancellor's Centennial History Series presentation titled "The Ken Anderson Years: An Era for the Ages."