Hank Anderson Funeral Friday In Gig Harbor

Sept. 6, 2005

SPOKANE, Wash. - Funeral services for former Gonzaga University athletic director and head men's basketball coach Hank Anderson will be Friday.

The service will be at 1 p.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 3510 Rosedale Street NW, Gig Harbor, Wash.

Anderson, who coached the Bulldogs from 1952-72, died Monday of an aortic aneurysm at Manorcare Health Services in Gig Harbor. Anderson came to the Bulldogs for the 1951-52 season, taking over a team that had gone 8-22 the previous season and compiled a 19-16 record his first season. In 21 seasons on the Bulldog bench Anderson posted 12 seasons at or above .500, including one stretch where the Bulldogs went 18-8 in 1965, 19-7 in 1966 and 19-6 in 1967 for a 3-year record of 56-21.

Anderson is survived by his wife Betty in Gig Harbor; his son Terry who resides in Spokane, and daughters Patricia Mortensen (Carmel, Calif.), Colleen Johnson (Boise, Idaho), Mary Simon (Oregon City, Ore.) and Liz Haley (Fox Island, Wash.).

 

 

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