"In the early 1920s, "Andy" Anderson established himself as an extremely versatile student-athlete, excelling in basketball, baseball and football. As a captain of three Valpo basketball teams from 1921-24, he helped lead the Crusaders to a 54-16 record. The 1923-24 team compiled a 24-4 record, which included a school-record 22 straight victories.

An outstanding baseball talent, Anderson served as Valpo's starting catcher for three seasons. In 1923, he led the Crusader baseball team to the conference championship, posting a 9-1 record. On the football field, Anderson played quarterback and defensive end, while handling most of the punting duties.

Following graduation from Valpo in 1924, Anderson became the school's athletics director and head coach of Valpo's 1925 football squad and 1925-1926 men's basketball team.

After leaving the University, he coached at Key West (Fla.) High School from 1926-1929. Having earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, Anderson worked as a civil engineer from 1929-1970. Most of his engineering career was spent working for the Department of Navy's Bureau of Yards & Docks. A war veteran, Anderson served the United States in France during World War I from 1917-1919 before attending Valpo.

Anderson was inducted posthumously.