Bridget Anderson is entering her ninth season on the Track & Field coaching staff in 2013-14. Anderson is in charge of the Matador pole vaulters, multi-events, and is the teams' strength and conditioning coach for the sprinters, jumpers and multi-event athletes. She is also in charge of monitoring the team’s academic progress and is a major part of the recent success the program has achieved.
In her eight seasons, Anderson has helped the Matadors win a total of nine Big West team championships between the men's and women's programs. Anderson has had a great deal of success in each and every seaason coaching all-conference performers in the pole vault and multi-events. Conference champions coached by Anderson include pole vault titles by Krystal Quinn in 2008 and Tiana Webberley in 2010 and 2011. LaShana Verdon won a Big West muti-event title in 2006 followed by Sherrina Lofton in both 2009 and 2011 and Robert Robinson in 2010. Lofton and current Matador assistant coach Justin Johnson each earned All American honors in the multi-events, as well as being coached to multiple NCAA berths. Anderson has also coached three all-conference performers in the javelin, including Lance Gonzales' Big West championship in 2009. In her time at CSUN, Anderson has amassed several All-Americans, NCAA National and Regional qualifiers, Big West Conference champions and Academic award recipients including the highest GPA for a student-athlete at CSUN.
A 2004 graduate of UCLA, Anderson came to Cal State Northridge after serving the 2004-05 season as the head track & field coach at Hoover High School in Glendale, Calif. Prior to that, Anderson was the head cross country coach at Hoover during the 2003-04 season.
The former Bridget Pearson competed in the javelin and pole vault at UCLA from 1999-2004. One of her career highlights was winning the Irish National Championships in 2000 in the pole vault. She prepped at Hoover High School where she was an All-American in the pole vault all four years. She was the California state champion in 1997 and claimed the CIF title in 1999 and went on to finish fourth at nationals. She also competed in volleyball and water polo before graduating in 1999.
Anderson married current Matador head coach Avery Anderson in 2009. The couple have a son, Andy, and a daughter, Avery, who was born during the 2012-13 track season.