Lincoln High School introduced Matt Anderson as new head coach of the Trojans on Wednesday. Anderson has coached in Florida over two decades, and has won seven high school State Championships.
Anderson comes to Tallahassee from Marianna High School, where he led the Bulldogs to a 5A State Final Four appearance.
He said the decision to leave Marianna was a tough one, but the possibilities at Lincoln were just too promising to turn down.
"I think it's one of the premiere schools in not only this part of the state, but the entire state," he said at an introductory press conference. "I think we can be a regular visitor to Lakeland, not that that comes easy, it doesn't. I think to put Lincoln at a spot way high, an elite school in the basketball arena, then I think it's a very doable situation and that's why I came."
Anderson said his first official day with Lincoln is the first day of school, but said he will be with the Trojans several times throughout the summer for open gym.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Nearly two months after suspended Lincoln boys basketball coach Dimitric Salters was let go by the District, his replacement has been found.
Lincoln has confirmed with WTXL the hiring of Matt Anderson, who has served as head coach of Marianna High School the past two seasons where he led the Bulldogs to an appearance in the State Final Four this year. He was 44-14 in those two seasons.
WTXL reached out to Anderson, who informed Marianna of his decision to leave Wednesday morning.
"They'll be very hurt I'm sure," he said. "It'll be an emotional day, but I have to do what is best for me and my wife. Lots of factors make it the best thing to do."
Anderson will be formally introduced in a press conference at the Lincoln High School Wednesday afternoon at 1:30.