St. John’s University women’s head coach Ian Stone announced on Friday the addition Matt Anderson as director of soccer operations.

Anderson comes the Queens, N.Y. after a season as an assistant coach with the UAlbany women’s soccer program. Under his tutelage, two Great Dane players were named to the America East All-Conference first team. Freshman goalkeeper Cassandra Coster earned all-rookie recognition and finished 13th nationally in save percentage last season.

Prior to UAlbany, Anderson served as an assistant coach at St. Francis Brooklyn from 2019-21. Anderson assisted in building the program that began in 2019. He oversaw the first home and road wins in program history. He also played an integral part in Avery Gonzalez earning the program’s first all-conference accolade, an Northeast Conference All-Rookie Team selection.

Anderson served as an assistant coach with The Kings College men’s team in the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference from 2018-19. While acting as their assistant coach, two of his student-athletes earned the conference’s rookie and player of the year awards, and the United State Collegiate Athletic Association’s player of the year award. He also brought the team to the playoffs for the first time in school history, as well as its first appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament.

An English native, Anderson earned his bachelor of science degree from Teeside University in 2017. He is pursuing his master’s degree online from Middlesex University.