Coaches

Roy Anderson
Safeties Coach
College:
Howard
Hometown:
Tallahassee, FL
Experience:
11

Roy Anderson enters his fourth year with the Indianapolis Colts as the team’s safeties coach. The 2015 campaign will mark Anderson’s eighth season coaching in the NFL ranks.

 

In 2014, Anderson coached starting safeties Mike Adams, Sergio Brown and LaRon Landry, as well as backups Colt Anderson and Dewey McDonald. Adams earned his first career Pro Bowl nod after starting all 16 games, tying for the NFL lead in takeaways (seven) and tying for third in the NFL in interceptions (five). He also finished the season with a career-high 93 tackles and tied a personal-best with 11 passes defensed. Brown set career highs in games started (eight), tackles (33), passes defensed (six) and sacks (1.0).

 

In 2013, Anderson coached starting safeties Antoine Bethea and Landry, as well as reserves Brown, Delano Howell and Corey Lynch. Bethea topped the 100-tackle mark for the sixth consecutive season, ranking second on the team with 121 stops. In his first year with the Colts, Landry finished the season with 87 tackles (59 solo), which ranked fourth on the team. Howell played in six games and posted career highs in tackles (24) and passes defensed (two) before being placed on Injured Reserve on November 26, 2013.

 

In his first year with the Colts, Anderson guided starters Bethea and Tom Zbikowski. Bethea topped the 100-tackle plateau (114) for the fifth consecutive season and exceeded 800 tackles for his career. He also added 2.0 sacks and seven passes defensed having started all 16 games for his fifth straight year. Zbikowski notched 47 tackles, 1.0 sack, one interception and five passes defensed. His 11 starts, 47 tackles and 28 solo stops were all career highs. The safeties also contributed to a secondary that allowed 23 passing touchdowns and a 20.9 opponents completions per game average, which both ranked seventh in the AFC.

 

Anderson joined the Colts after spending seven seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, the last two as the team’s defensive assistant/secondary coach. He handled defensive quality control duties and also worked with the defensive backfield. In 2011, the Baltimore defense finished third in the NFL in total defense (288.9 ypg.), second against the run (92.6 ypg.) and fourth against the pass (196.3 ypg.) on their way to an appearance in the AFC Championship Game.

 

In 2009, his first season as defensive assistant, Anderson worked primarily with the defensive line and helped the Ravens rank third in the NFL, allowing 300.5 yards per game.

 

Anderson originally joined the Ravens in 2005 as a player personnel assistant, where he was involved in the NFL Draft and free agency process through evaluating players, organizing free agent tryouts and monitoring potential trade transactions.

 

Prior to joining the Ravens, Anderson worked as a graduate assistant with Louisiana State University during the 2004 season. Working with the wide receivers, Anderson helped tutor future NFL players Dwayne Bowe, Buster Davis, Skyler Green and Early Doucet.

 

Anderson started his coaching career in 2002 as a graduate assistant with Florida A&M University working with the quarterbacks. He then served as a student assistant with Florida State University the following season working in the same capacity with the team’s quarterbacks.

 

Anderson was a four-year letterman as a quarterback at Howard University and was named to the All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete Team in 2001. He was also a two-year recipient of the Howard University Scholar-Athlete Award (2000 and 2001). Anderson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and also earned his master’s in sports management from Florida State in 2003.

 

Anderson is from Tallahassee, Fla., where he attended Godby High School and lettered all four years in football and baseball.

 

Coaching Career

2002                Florida A&M                Graduate Assistant

2003                Florida State                Student Assistant

2004                Louisiana State           Graduate Assistant

2005-2007       Baltimore Ravens       Player Personnel Assistant

2008                Baltimore Ravens       Coaching Assistant

2009                Baltimore Ravens       Defensive Assistant

2010-2011       Baltimore Ravens       Defensive Assistant/Secondary

2012-2015       Indianapolis Colts        Safeties

Roy Anderson enters his fourth year with the Indianapolis Colts as the team’s safeties coach. The 2015 campaign will mark Anderson’s eighth season coaching in the NFL ranks.

 

In 2014, Anderson coached starting safeties Mike Adams, Sergio Brown and LaRon Landry, as well as backups Colt Anderson and Dewey McDonald. Adams earned his first career Pro Bowl nod after starting all 16 games, tying for the NFL lead in takeaways (seven) and tying for third in the NFL in interceptions (five). He also finished the season with a career-high 93 tackles and tied a personal-best with 11 passes defensed. Brown set career highs in games started (eight), tackles (33), passes defensed (six) and sacks (1.0).

 

In 2013, Anderson coached starting safeties Antoine Bethea and Landry, as well as reserves Brown, Delano Howell and Corey Lynch. Bethea topped the 100-tackle mark for the sixth consecutive season, ranking second on the team with 121 stops. In his first year with the Colts, Landry finished the season with 87 tackles (59 solo), which ranked fourth on the team. Howell played in six games and posted career highs in tackles (24) and passes defensed (two) before being placed on Injured Reserve on November 26, 2013.

 

In his first year with the Colts, Anderson guided starters Bethea and Tom Zbikowski. Bethea topped the 100-tackle plateau (114) for the fifth consecutive season and exceeded 800 tackles for his career. He also added 2.0 sacks and seven passes defensed having started all 16 games for his fifth straight year. Zbikowski notched 47 tackles, 1.0 sack, one interception and five passes defensed. His 11 starts, 47 tackles and 28 solo stops were all career highs. The safeties also contributed to a secondary that allowed 23 passing touchdowns and a 20.9 opponents completions per game average, which both ranked seventh in the AFC.

 

Anderson joined the Colts after spending seven seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, the last two as the team’s defensive assistant/secondary coach. He handled defensive quality control duties and also worked with the defensive backfield. In 2011, the Baltimore defense finished third in the NFL in total defense (288.9 ypg.), second against the run (92.6 ypg.) and fourth against the pass (196.3 ypg.) on their way to an appearance in the AFC Championship Game.

 

In 2009, his first season as defensive assistant, Anderson worked primarily with the defensive line and helped the Ravens rank third in the NFL, allowing 300.5 yards per game.

 

Anderson originally joined the Ravens in 2005 as a player personnel assistant, where he was involved in the NFL Draft and free agency process through evaluating players, organizing free agent tryouts and monitoring potential trade transactions.

 

Prior to joining the Ravens, Anderson worked as a graduate assistant with Louisiana State University during the 2004 season. Working with the wide receivers, Anderson helped tutor future NFL players Dwayne Bowe, Buster Davis, Skyler Green and Early Doucet.

 

Anderson started his coaching career in 2002 as a graduate assistant with Florida A&M University working with the quarterbacks. He then served as a student assistant with Florida State University the following season working in the same capacity with the team’s quarterbacks.

 

Anderson was a four-year letterman as a quarterback at Howard University and was named to the All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete Team in 2001. He was also a two-year recipient of the Howard University Scholar-Athlete Award (2000 and 2001). Anderson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and also earned his master’s in sports management from Florida State in 2003.

 

Anderson is from Tallahassee, Fla., where he attended Godby High School and lettered all four years in football and baseball.

 

Coaching Career

2002                Florida A&M                Graduate Assistant

2003                Florida State                Student Assistant

2004                Louisiana State           Graduate Assistant

2005-2007       Baltimore Ravens       Player Personnel Assistant

2008                Baltimore Ravens       Coaching Assistant

2009                Baltimore Ravens       Defensive Assistant

2010-2011       Baltimore Ravens       Defensive Assistant/Secondary

2012-2015       Indianapolis Colts        Safeties