After being away from the Duke women’s golf program for five years, Kalen Anderson returned as an assistant coach of the top-ranked Blue Devils in January of 2006. She enters her third season with the Blue Devils after helping lead Duke to its fifth NCAA Championship in May. Since joining the Blue Devil coaching staff, Anderson has helped guide Duke to back-to-back NCAA titles.
Anderson, a 2001 Duke graduate with a degree in psychology along with a Markets & Management Certificate, is involved in all aspects of the program including recruiting, player development and the day-to-day operations.
Anderson joined the Blue Devils after playing professionally on the FUTURES Golf Tour ever since graduation in 2001. She played in a total of 56 events on the FUTURES Tour with her best finish coming in 2002 as she tied for fourth at the Florida Hospital FUTURES Golf Classic in SeBring, Fla.
Over her four-year career at Duke, Anderson was a four-time All-ACC selection, a three-time Academic All-America, 2000 NGCA second team All-America, was the 1998 ACC Rookie of the Year and was a member of the Dean’s List at Duke in seven of eight semesters. Anderson led the Blue Devils to their first women’s golf NCAA Championship in 1999, four ACC Championships and was the 2000 Liz Murphey Intercollegiate Individual Champion.
During her amateur golf career, Anderson qualified for the 2000 U.S. Women’s Open Championship and won the 2000 Women’s North and South Amateur Qualifying Tournament.
A native of Edina, Minn., Anderson went to Edina H.S. where she led her squad to four Minnesota State High School Team Championships.