The San Francisco 49ers have named Roy Anderson as the team's assistant defensive backs coach.
Anderson, 35, enters his ninth season in the NFL and first as the 49ers assistant defensive backs coach. He spent the previous four seasons as the secondary coach with the Indianapolis Colts (2012-15), joining the Colts after seven seasons (2005-11) with the Baltimore Ravens. During his final two years in Baltimore (2010-11), Anderson was the team's defensive assistant/secondary coach where he handled defensive quality control duties and also worked with the defensive backs. Anderson originally entered the NFL with the Ravens in 2005 as a player personnel assistant, where he worked with Baltimore's NFL Draft and free agency process by evaluating players, organizing free agent tryouts and monitoring potential trade transactions. Prior to joining the Ravens, Anderson was as a graduate assistant with Louisiana State University during the 2004 season. Anderson began his coaching career as a graduate assistant with Florida A&M University working with the quarterbacks in 2002. The following season, he served as a student assistant with Florida State University, again tutoring the team's quarterbacks. A four-year quarterback at Howard University (1998-2001), Anderson was named to the All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete Team in 2001.
A native of Tallahassee, FL, Anderson graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration and also earned his master's in sports management from Florida State in 2003. He attended Godby (Tallahassee, FL) High School, where he participated in both football and baseball.