The pride of Truro I-35, former Roadrunner Tobin Anderson, coaches #16 Fairleigh Dickinson to an upset of #1 Purdue, 63-58. Just the second 16 ever to beat a 1.

Anderson said two days, “The more I watch Purdue, the more I think we can beat them.” He was right.

Tobin Anderson was a star player for I-35 in Truro earning all-star honors in 1990. He was coached to the state tournament by his father, Steven. Tobin’s dad also led I-35 to state in 1987.

Tobin won Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association Coach of the Year honors five times (2015, 2016, 2017, 2021, 2022) and a Three-Time East Coast Conference Coach of the Year (2015, 2016, 2021).

After proving to be a great coach at the D3 and D2 levels, FDU finally gave Anderson his chance at D1, and he’s led one of the biggest upsets in college basketball history.


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Fairleigh Dickinson head coach Tobin Anderson signals against Purdue in the first half of a first-round college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 17, 2023, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)