Ryan Anderson begins his second season with the Vanderbilt staff serving as a defensive graduate assistant.
In Anderson's first season, the Commodore defense ranked among the NCAA top 25 units in several categories, including total defense and pass defense.
A former Presbyterian College linebacker, Anderson comes to James Franklin's staff after serving at defensive line coach at Reinhardt (Ga.) University. During the 2010-11 campaigns, he worked at Cumberland (Tenn.) University as linebacker coach and recruiting coordinator.
Anderson's first coaching role came at E.C. Glass H.S. in Lynchburg, Va., where he mentored linebackers and tight ends in 2009.
Anderson was a standout linebacker during his career at Presbyterian. He earned a bachelor's in psychology in 2009.