Lyonel Anderson joined the Houston Sports Performance Department in January of 2014 as Associate Director of Sports Performance. Job responsibilities include training football and cross country groups and assisting in all aspects of the Cougar Sports Performance Department.
Anderson arrived in Houston after spending two seasons as Assistant Strength Coach at the University of Indiana. Prior to Indiana, he spent two years in the same capacity at Rice.
A tight end at Kansas from 2003-04, Anderson caught 43 passes for 485 yards and three touchdowns in 21 career games.
Anderson signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals and was a member of the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants practice squads. He also played for the Arena Football League's Colorado Crush.
His career in strength and conditioning began in 2008 as a graduate assistant at Kansas before a seasonal intern assignment with the Denver Broncos in 2008. Following his time in Denver, Anderson spent the 2009 season as Assistant Strength Coach for Football at Youngstown State.
He earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from Kansas in 2008 and has one son, King.