Moon Valley High School lost its anchor pole vault coach yesterday when Ken Anderson died of cancer. Anderson joined Moon Valley in 1987 as a pole vault coach and coached at Moon Valley for over 20 years. During his tenure as coach his athletes won 8 State Championships, set several meet and State records and won numerous regional and district titles.
He was an enthusiastic go to coach that identified with athletes easily. His keen eye spotted technique that needed to be worked on and he was able to get his points across with humor and fortitude. He expected the best from his athletes and modeled it for them. He enjoyed coaching the beginner as much as the elite vaulter and he had a real knack at coaching girl vaulters.
Ken touched changed many, many young men and women’s lives. He was the heart and soul of Moon Valley vaulting and he was the reason it was so successful. He will be greatly missed.
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