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Larissa Anderson

Head Coach - University of Missouri
Vice President, Publications (2017-19)

Larissa Anderson was named the 10th head coach to lead the tradition-rich Tiger program on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

In four seasons at Hofstra, Anderson fashioned a 130-73-1 (.640) record with a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances, two Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) titles and four winning seasons. She picked up her 100th career win with the Pride's 7-2 win over Boston University, March 17, 2018, and posted seven career wins over nationally-ranked opponents, including three in 2018—a 1-0 victory over then-No. 13 Florida State on March 2 and a pair at No. 22 James Madison to claim the CAA Tournament crown.

The 2018 campaign was a historic one for Hofstra Softball, as Anderson led the 24th-ranked Pride to a 41-14 record, the CAA Tournament title and the NCAA Columbia Regional. Hofstra earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by defeating CAA regular-season champion and 22nd-ranked James Madison, 7-4, to claim its 12th CAA title in the sport since joining the league in 2002 and returned to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2015.

Anderson's 2018 squad reached the 40-win mark for the 11th time in program history (and first since a school-record 46 wins in 2013), while setting school records for runs scored (334), home runs (70) and RBI (315). Hofstra owned an RPI of 19 against the nation's 29th-toughest schedule in 2018. Hofstra also garnered a league-high eight CAA postseason honors headlined by Sarah Cornell's selection as the CAA Pitcher of the Year—the Pride's 10th such honor all-time and first since 2013, all of which were tutored by Anderson.

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