Deanthony Zanders

Bachelor of Marketing Southwest Minnesota State ‘10

Born in Portland, OR and raised in Des Moines, IA Coach Zanders comes from a disciplined upbringing. He graduated from Hoover High in 2006, went on to get his associates at Iowa Western Community College in 2008 and received his BA of Marketing from Southwest Minnesota State in 2010. As a player Coach Zanders had great success on each level. At Hoover High he was a two time State participant. His senior year (2006) he was able to help his team go 26-0, winning Hoover’s 2 nd State Title in school history. He was named all state as well as a McDonalds All American. At Iowa Western he was able to win a Conference Championship his sophomore year and missed the National Tournament by one game before falling to powerhouse Indian Hills. In his final two years of collegiate basketball Coach Zanders was able to help Southwest Minnesota State win a Regional Championship and make it to the Division II Elite Eight. His final season Southwest Minnesota State missed the NCAA tournament by one game falling to National Runner- ups Saint Cloud State. Coach Zanders finished out his career by being named to the all NSIC tournament team. Coach Zanders coaching style is all about disciplined team defense and working together as one unit.

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